Iran plans to build electric vehicles with Chinese help – a move that will cut air pollution on large cities like Teheran, Press TV reported, citing Ali Mohammad Shaeri, the deputy head of Iran’s organization for environmental protection.
The cooperation will begin under agreements signed by an Iranian delegation and Chinese officials on the sidelines of the Iranian delegates’ visit to several industrial units engaged in production of electronic vehicles in Shanghai.
For the time being, more than 10,000 worn-out minibuses are plying Iranian roads and streets, Ali Mohammad Sha’eri, deputy director of Iran’s Environment Protection Organization (IEPO) said, adding to this end, utilizing the new technology for mass production of electric public transportation vehicles is of high importance.
In Tehran, cars produce at least 4,400 tons of air pollutants a day, according to a study by Iran’s Air Quality Control Co., Press TV said.
United Against a Nuclear Iran (UANI), which this month ramped up its campaign to get foreign automakers out of Iran, says that Fiat, Isuzu, Kia, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Peugeot, Renault, Suzuki, Toyota and Volvo either export to the Islamic Republic or have manufacturing agreements with car companies controlled by the regime.