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About Sophie Sandham

Sophie Sandham is based between Dubai and London organising events to grow international electric vehicle markets. Alongside this she writes for CleanTechnica, is Sustainability Manager for UK festival: Neverworld, volunteers with Greenpeace, and just for fun promotes sustainable living through her "Plastic Free Dubai" Instagram account. When taking a break from matters of climate change you'll find her somewhere outdoors practising yoga, hula hooping, cycling, or climbing mountains.



Author Archives: Sophie Sandham

Worldwide EV Road Trip Happening Now — A Fascinating Story To Follow!

January 5th, 2018 | by Sophie Sandham

You may, or may not, have heard that for the past 662 days, a Dutch man has been driving across the world in an electric car. He started in the Netherlands, has driven up, down, and around Europe (passing through 20 European countries), journeyed through the Middle East and Asia, and has just made it to Indonesia, so is now not far from his destination of Sydney, Australia


Renault Zoe 40 Launches In The UAE

October 31st, 2017 | by Sophie Sandham

Adding to an already exciting year for the growth of the electric vehicle market in the United Arab Emirates, Renault officially launched the Zoe 40 model there, on Monday 30th October 2017 in Dubai. As of this week, you can visit a showroom in Dubai for a test drive and purchase the 300 km range car for AED 129,900 ($35,370)


2017: The UAE’s Year For An EV Charging Boom

October 15th, 2017 | by Sophie Sandham

A lot can change in the UAE in a year: new neighbourhoods can spring up, road networks expand so quickly that Google maps is always behind, and game-changing cleantech and sustainability plans that keep us on our toes can be announced over night! After the recent announcements by the Supreme Council of Energy in Dubai of incentives for buying electric and hybrid vehicles, the next question is: is the EV charging infrastructure even in place in Dubai (and the UAE) to support the intended influx of EVs



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