Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), has received two Golf GTE plug-in hybrid cars from Al Nabooda Automobiles, the distributer for Volkswagen in Dubai and the UAE's northern emirates.
Both cars have gone through a "year-long hot weather test... by Dubai Municipality" in the UAE, and are part of a 10-strong fleet that has completed 100,000km in the country during "the super-hot summer months of 2016".
Eng Muammar Al Katheeri, executive vice president of engineering and smart city at DSOA received the cars' keys from Thierry Seys, general manager of Al Nabooda Automobiles.
The cars will be used by the engineering and smart city team that Al Katheeri leads at DSOA.
Remarking on the development, Seys said: "Partnering with DSOA is only the logical step when it comes to testing the Golf GTE.
"We see a huge opportunity in [Dubai] and foresee demand from consumers in the future for electric mobility solutions."
According to Dubai Media Office, Al Katheeri said the vehicles boost Volkswagen's "efforts in supporting DSO as a proof of concept for smart city solutions".