Iran's Environment Organization bans pre-sale of Iran Khodro due to lack of Euro-5 standard license
Tehran, Iran, Dec.14
Iran Khodro company has already started the pre-sale of its cars, yet the company hasn't received the necessary Euro-5 standard license from the Environment Organization of Iran, Trend reports via IRNA.
"The sales of Samand, Peugeot Pars, Peugeot 207 and Dena, which are all Euro-2 standard, have started," said environmental expert Dariush Gol Alizadeh. "“According to the Clean Air Act, it is forbidden to sell cars that do not have environmental permits to comply with Euro 5 standards."
“Unfortunately, Iran Khodro has not yet applied for this license,” he added.
According to the Clean Air Act, by the beginning of the next Iranian year (begins March 21, 2010), all gasoline-powered cars should have Euro 5 standard.
According to Alizadeh, the Environment Organization of Iran sent a letter to Iran Khodro a month ago, asking them to apply for the license, but the company didn't take action.
"Today, in another letter, the organization has notified Iran Khodro that it banned the pre-sale of the mentioned cars," said Alizadeh.
“Automakers still have a chance by the end of the year to submit their application for receiving the Euro-5 standard license," he said.