I'm currently in Dubai on business, used to work here until I moved back to the UK 5 years ago. Anyhoo just chatting to folks and I was reminded about car battery life out here. Average battery lasts roughly 2 years, no warning, like slow to turn over the engine etc. it is OK one day, dead the next. I've not seen any press about EVs out here but they're likely to suffer exactly the same fate I'd have thought. Have seen several parking slots for EVs but they don't have a charging point, not a one. Still get fined 300 Dhm if you park in one and you don't drive an EV!