No toll fees for electric cars in Abu Dhabi

Vehicles with no emissions will be exempt from charges

No toll fees for electric cars in Abu Dhabi

Road tolls will be active on Abu Dhabi roads from October 15 2019.

If you’re confused and don’t know what you have to do we have a step by step guide to help you get ready here.

The good news is, if you own an electric vehicle, you will not have to pay the road tolls for the next few years.

The Department of Transport announced that electric cars will be exempt from paying the road tolls for two years as they ‘align with the governments aims to establish a greener community’.

Electric cars do not greenhouse gases, which damage the environment, or nitrogen dioxide unlike traditional cars.

Therefore they are more environmentally friendly overall compared to other road vehicles.

Drivers with non-electric vehicles registered in Abu Dhabi will be automatically added to the system and will receive a text message with the log in details for their account.

Road users will then be required to log in to complete registration.

Drivers with vehicles registered outside of Abu Dhabi must create an account and add a minimum of Dhs100 to their account before driving through the tolls in the capital.

Dhs4 will be charged every time a vehicle passes through one of the gates in Abu Dhabi during peak times.

Peak times are between 7am and 9am then 5pm and 7pm Saturday to Thursday.

During off-peak hours and public holidays, the fee will be reduced Dhs2.

Passing through a toll gate with an unregistered vehicle, after a ten-day grace period, will result in a Dhs100 fine for the first day, Dhs200 for the second day, Dhs400 for the third day, up to the maximum fine of Dhs10,000.

Passing through a toll gate with insufficient balance, after the ten day grace period will result in a fine of Dhs50.

Four toll gates will be placed throughout Abu Dhabi and these are already in place but are not yet activated.

The tolls are located at the following bridges: Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.

Safe travels.

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