Iran's auto giants to talk over hybrid vehicles production
TEHRAN, Iran, Sept.25
Iran Khodro and the MAPNA Group in Iran are reviewing strategy to start developing hybrid vehicles for affordable prices, Trend reports via IRNA.
The officials of both companies have held a meeting to flesh out the details and talk over possible cooperation. They are expected to sign an agreement next month.
"The K132 platform has been chosen to develop the hybrid vehicles. The platform belongs to Iran Khodro and has high capacity for electrification," said deputy of design department at Iran Khodro Kianoush Pourmajib.
"Iran Khodro has built demo vehicles, one runs on gasoline and electricity , one is fully electric and one is hybrid," said Pourmajib.
"Mass production of electric cars has been in the plans for some time, and the following cooperation can boost the process, as the vehicles could be on the market in 18 months or so," he said.
"MAPNA has joined in on the plan due to its capacities," said the company's managing director for production sector, Mohammad Reza Roushani Moghaddam
"MAPNA can prepare the infrastructure to develop a hybrid vehicle, as well as produce hardware and charging software," he said.