Dubai’s Road & Transport Authority (RTA) said on Tuesday it has agreed to buy 200 electric vehicles from Tesla Inc, a day after the carmaker announced it would open its first Middle East office in Dubai.
RTA is buying Model S sedans and Model X SUVs to be used by the Dubai Taxi Corporation, which operates taxi services in the emirate, RTA said in a statement.
Tesla Founder Elon Musk and RTA Chairman Mattar Al Tayer signed the agreement to buy the cars on the sidelines of a summit in Dubai, the statement said.
Musk spoke at the summit on Monday when he also announced the opening of the Dubai office.
Dubai transport authority agrees to buy 200 Tesla vehicles