Yas Island installs 16 Tesla chargers

Yas Island is now equipped with 22 electric vehicle-charging stations

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Yas Island installs 16 Tesla chargers Last week Tesla officially marked its presence in the UAE with the opening of its first store. (Elon Musk/Tesla)
By  Aasha Bodhani Published  July 16, 2017

Following the arrival of Elon Musk's Tesla store in the UAE, Abu Dhabi's Yas Island has installed 16 new Tesla chargers at Yas Mall and Yas Island theme parks.

Yas Island is now equipped with 22 electric vehicle-charging stations, including four chargers by BMW and Mercedes.

Yas Islands's two theme parks have installed three chargers each; one is for UAE/EU Tesla vehicles, one for North American Tesla vehicles, and one for any vehicle manufactured to the EU Electric vehicle standards.

These new chargers follow Yas Mall's 10 Tesla electric chargers, seven of which are compatible with all types of electric vehicles, two Mercedes B Class Electric Drive chargers and two BMW I Wallbox Pro chargers, alongside one Tesla charger at the Yas Viceroy Hotel, and one electric vehicle charger at the ADNOC service station on Yas Island.

The chargers are reserved for zero-emission electric cars and are available to use free of charge during the park's opening hours. Furthermore, the cars can reach a full-charge within 30 minutes.

Yas Island is fully prepared to welcome all electric vehicle owners, and additionally, island visitors could be in the running to drive home in a brand-new Tesla model S 90kWh Dual Motor QTST this summer, as part of the annual Eid-to-Eid "Say Yas" spend and win campaign, which runs until 9 September.

Last week Tesla officially marked its presence in the UAE with the opening of its first store. The 17,000 square foot store displays the all-electric Model S and Model X, and includes the Tesla design studio and the dual motor Model S rolling chassis. Prices start from $74,800 (AED 275,000) for Model S and $93,600 (AED 344,000) for Model X.

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