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Al Ghandi Auto brings Chevrolet Bolt EV to the UAE

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Following its recent release in the US, the innovative electric vehicle, Chevrolet Bolt EV, is now available in the UAE market, announced Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

The launch of the most affordable electric vehicle in the UAE market is aligned with the Dubai government’s sustainable mobility strategy, as envisioned and outlined by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

“We remain firmly committed to creating a sustainable landscape in future mobility, and the launch of the Chevrolet Bolt EV in Dubai and the Northern Emirates signifies our relentless efforts to bringing innovation that complement the direction of the Dubai government in building a Smart City and in increasing the availability of zero emission vehicles in the UAE,” commented Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto Group.

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He added, “First to welcome the arrival of the Bolt EV was the Dubai Police, who added a fleet of electric vehicles and translated the commitment of the Dubai government for having 10 per cent of the government’s fleet electric by 2030.”

The all-electric Chevrolet Bolt EV is set to be the go-to vehicle for customers who are on the lookout for a sustainable car that combines a spacious interior for five passengers and up to 1.27L of cargo space, with a host of advanced technologies designed to help them along their journey.

“In addition to Al Ghandi Auto’s 8-years/160,000 kms battery/motor warranty, the new Chevrolet Bolt EV comes with the electric vehicles incentives that include: exemption from SALIK tag fee, unique number plate sticker, free assigned parking spots in 40 locations, and free e-car charging at over 200 stations until the end of 2019,” emphasized Mr. Jenkins.

The Chevrolet Bolt EV makes no compromise on performance, delivering 0 to 100 km/h in 7.3 seconds, an estimated 520 kilometers on a single full charge, and 204 horsepower.

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AL GHANDI AUTO’S “I AM CONVINCED” CAMPAIGN CREATES A POSITIVE SHOCK FOR SEATBELT AWARENESS

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Realizing the need to create a positive shock among residents, and especially drivers in the UAE, in order to encourage the use of seatbelts at all times, Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, launched the “I’ am Convinced” campaign, to demonstrate the real impact of a live collision.

Al Ghandi Auto’s campaign, which is launched in collaboration with the RoadSafetyUAE, brings to the UAE the “Seat Belt Convincer”, an easy-to-use educational tool that allows riders to experience force, up to five times their body weight, similar to that of a 5-7 mph crash.

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“The rate of fatalities from car accidents due to negligence in using seatbelts among all passengers remains alarming and above the level outlined by the UAE government and road safety organizations,” said Mark Jenkins, CEO, Al Ghandi Auto Group. “Our role as an enterprise with pioneering social responsibility objectives led us to invest and introduce in the UAE the ‘Seat Belt Convincer’ as part of a nation-wide campaign that was designed to simulate to riders the impact of collisions when using a seatbelt.”

Al Ghandi Auto’s “I am Convinced” campaign had recently partnered with Dubizzle and Careem, to reaffirm to its employees and drivers the importance to buckle up among all passengers in their cars. Similar partnerships will be replicated with other businesses, universities, schools, shopping centers and other high traffic venues, in order to generate nation-wide awareness about the fatal effects of refraining from using the seatbelt by all passengers when riding a vehicle.

According to a survey conducted by RoadSafetyUAE in February 2017, it was found that 78% of drivers stated they ‘always buckle up’; 71% of co-drivers said they ‘always buckle up’; while only 11% of backseat passengers actually responded that they ‘always buckle up’.

Thomas Edelmann, Managing Director, RoadSafetyUAE, said, “We need to continue to instill in people’s minds that seatbelts save lives. Al Ghandi Auto’s initiative is a perfect example of a social responsibility awareness campaign by one of the leading dealerships in the region, and I am confident that our collaboration will add positive value to our on-going road safety projects.”

He added, “Reaching out to the public to test firsthand the Seat Belt Convincer will ultimately lead to wider acceptance of the importance of buckling up and a stronger enforcement of the new seatbelt law, introduced in July 2017, which mandates that everyone in the vehicle must wear a seatbelt at all times.”

For further information visit www.iamconvinced.com to learn more about the campaign and how you can become involved.

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AL GHANDI AUTO HOSTS BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA

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Al Ghandi Auto, the leading General Motors automotive dealership that sells Chevrolet and GMC vehicles in Dubai and the North Emirates, announced today the hosting of a delegation from the Boy Scouts of America 813 at its service center in Ras Al Khor, as part of its ongoing corporate social responsibility and in line with the company’s strategic direction to support the young generation in their endeavor to develop their skills and enrich their life experiences.

The Boy Scouts of America’s visit is part of the group’s efforts to achieve an Automotive Merit Badge and to gain hands-on experience from one of the region’s leading car dealerships on safety education and vehicle maintenance.

“We were delighted to welcome a group of ambitious and disciplined young Scouts who exhibited a high level of eagerness to learn about the safety requirements and maintenance of vehicles from our team in Ras Al Khor,” said John Quinn, Group After Sales Manager at Al Ghandi Auto. “This initiative comes in line with our ongoing support for community activities that focus on creating awareness for safe driving practices and handling roadside emergencies.”

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The day-long session, managed by Al Ghandi Auto’s maintenance team, covered essential vehicle education, as outlined in the Merit Badge guidebook, which included: general maintenance, safety, tires, engine, brake system, and car parts.

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