This follows several innovations to the capital’s transportation scene this year…

Abu Dhabi Police has just pushed the pedal to the metal on the capital’s moves in sustainability and innovation, having now introduced a UAE-made electric vehicle to their fleet.

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The field patrol car, called the Rabdan One, is energy-efficient and can accelerate from 0 to 100km/h in just 4.5 seconds. It takes to the capital’s roads with a pre-charging range of 860 kilometres, and has been assembled in the Khalifa Industrial Zone in collaboration with local manufacturer NWTN.

White and blue, and bearing the Abu Dhabi Police’s signature emblem, the Rabdan One is built with a 510-kilowatt power station driven by two turbines with an estimated 1040 newton-metres of torque. The five-seater is one of the first to be manufactured locally, and comes as a big step in the UAE’s surge towards electric vehicles and as part of then nation’s vision towards a transition that will have 80 per cent of us riding in electric vehicles by 2050 on the country’s roads.

Other great initiatives on the capital’s roads this year have included the launch of a driverless, AI-powered robocab service via the TXAI app on Yas and Saadiyat Island.