Tehran public transport fleet to be equipped with modern electric buses
TBaku, Azerbaijan, Apr.5
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
The Tehran public transport fleet will be equipped with modern electric buses.
Peyman Sanandaji, the managing director of Tehran Bus Transport Company, said that 64 new electric buses will be added to the city's public transport fleet by the end of the current Iranian calendar month of Farvardin (April 20), Iran's ISNA news agency reported on April 5.
The Tehran Municipality plans to expand the use of electric and hybrid cars in the public transport fleet in a bid to reduce air pollution in the city, he added.
He pointed out that renovation of electric bus lines, previously operating in Tehran, is among the other policies adopted by Tehran Municipality.
While electric buses are powered solely by batteries, hybrid buses are powered both by batteries and either a gasoline or diesel engine that activates after the bus has gone a certain distance.
The Iranian car manufacturers union has recently conducted a test on gasoline which is sold in Tehran.
It announced that the gasoline which contains MMT (Methylcyclopentadienyl Manganese Tricarbonyl) - a gasoline additive that enhances octane to reduce knock - is the main reason for air pollution in the city.