Iran to manufacture electric vehicles
TEHRAN, Iran, Feb.21
Iran is expected to launch mass production of electrical vehicles, said Iran Khodro CEO Farshad Moghimi told Trend.
"The first product is Rana that is a fully electric vehicle manufactured by a knowledge based IPCO company. It was presented this week during the 11th International Conference on Internal Combustion Engine and Oil," Moghimi said.
"The vehicle's battery capacity is 30 kilowatt per hour and it can go for 220-kilometer ride," the CEO said.
"The vehicle combustion is about 100 kilogram extra weight. The car battery is located under the vehicle at the bottom of the trunk, therefore it occupies little space. The electrical engine has 90 kilowatt power and 220 newton meter torque," the company head added.
"About 50 percent of the car's parts are produced domestically; IPCO has designed the parts of mechanical and electrical system, while calibration and VCU system of the car is domestically produced," Moghimi said. "It is forecasted that in two years, Iran Khodro will start mass production of this type of vehicle."
"The charging stations also are expected to be developed by IPCO. The charging station has 3.7 kilowatt capacity," he said.
"Other technical features of Rana electrical vehicle are 100 kilowatt per hour power consumption per 14 kilometer, 45 minute quick charge, 8 hours normal charge, 122 horse power, maximum speed of 140 kilometer per hour and zero pollution," the CEO added.