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Tesla's Elon Musk meets Dubai's RTA chief Mattar Al Tayer

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Tech billionaire Elon Musk recently met Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), in a boost to the electrification of transport in Dubai.

The two discussed developments related to the 200 Tesla vehicles purchased by the RTA and operated as part of Dubai Taxi fleet to serve the Dubai Airport, Gulf News reported.

"Discussions also included the services provided by Dubai to electric vehicles," RTA said in a tweet.

Tesla is the maker of premium electric sedans and SUVs.

Musk, the brains behind Tesla and SpaceX, unveiled on November 16 in California what he claims to be the fastest production car in the world, the latest iteration of the Tesla Roadster EV — which packs a 200-kW battery that allows the four-seater to zoom from zero to 100kph in 1.9 seconds.

That's shortly after he unveiled the Tesla Semi truck, which Musk said would revolutionise fleet trucking. By using artificial intelligence-driven autonomous driving, he said it could also potentially turn trucks into trains on the road.

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