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    Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, rose to riches thanks to abundant oil. With some of the lowest fuel prices in the world, SUVs and inefficient vehicles roam the flashy Emirati city en masse. However, ride-sharing service Uber is now bucking tradition by letting users select a zero-emission option with a fleet of Tesla vehicles. Uber launched a new UberONE option through its smartphone app, which allows users to choose a Tesla Model S or Model X electric car specifically for his or her ride with a slightly higher fare. DON'T MISS: Tesla to sell 200 electric cars...

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    Electric-car incentives added in, remarkably, oil-rich Dubai

    Dubai, the second largest sheikdom in the United Arab Emirates, has introduced new incentives in an attempt to make electric cars more desirable. Battery-electric and plug-in vehicles often go overlooked in the oil-rich area, but even some of the world's largest crude-oil producers plan to reduce...

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    McDonald's Trucks Travel Greener On Recycled Frier Oil

    The United Arab Emirates isn't known for its aversion to fossil fuels. The country has made its money from the stuff, and rapidly expanded in the last four decades into the vastly wealthy, oil-rich nation it is today. Yet as of December last year, McDonalds delivery trucks in the country have...

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    Nissan Intends To Sell Leaf EV In The Land Of Oil

    If you think that manufacturers have a hard time making EVs appeal to consumers who have got used to over a hundred years of fossil fuels, then feel grateful you aren't in Carlos Ghosn's shoes. The Renault and Nissan chief is visiting the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the hope of establishing a...

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