Purchase from Tesla is considered to be the first phase of the company’s transition to a fully eco-friendly fleet
Sharjah-based environmental management company Bee’ah says it is set to be the first company to own a fleet of Tesla Semi trucks in the Middle East.
The announcement was made to coincide with Bee’ah’s participation at this week’s “World Future Energy Summit” and the organisation said it placed an order for 50 of the all-electric vehicles immediately after its launch in November, “to underline Bee’ah’s steadfast commitment to sustainability across its entire operations.”
The company its targeting regional expansion, and said a larger transport fleet will “ensure” the new operational demands can be met.
The incoming Tesla Semi trucks, which enter production in 2019, will primarily be used for waste collection and transportation, including transportation of materials for recovery. They will also add to Bee’ah’s growing fleet of vehicles, which total over 1,000 today, and continue upgrading the organization’s transport options in making the fleet as eco-friendly as possible.
“We are extremely pleased to turn towards Tesla for a solution that enhances our leadership of sustainable practices in the region. As a company that strives to be the best in our field, we only work with partners that we consider to be the best in theirs,” commented His Excellency Salim Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah. “Through this latest investment, we hope to demonstrate to others the value and importance of seeking out better, more viable ways of achieving our business aims, all for the greater good of our communities.”