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New Initiative to Replace Old Taxis With CNG-Hybrids

Iran Taxi Union and domestic carmaker Iran Khodro with help from the government and urban managers are pushing a scheme to replace dilapidated cabs with new CNG-hybrids
New Initiative to Replace Old Taxis With CNG-HybridsNew Initiative to Replace Old Taxis With CNG-Hybrids

Automaker Iran Khodro (IKCO) and Iran Taxi Union are jointly pushing an initiative to replace 50,000 dilapidated taxis with CNG-hybrids by the end of the current Iranian year (March 2021). 
The scheme aims to curb the worrying air pollution in Iranian metropolises while reducing gasoline consumption, YJC reported.
Morteza Zameni, the head of Iran Taxi Union, said two IKCO sedan models are used in the scheme, namely Samand EF7 and Peugeot 405, which is underway in four cities: Tehran, Mashhad, Hamedan and Isfahan.
“The whole renewal process takes less than a month. Owners of dilapidated taxis file an application with Iran taxi Union. After identity verification, drivers are required to make a down payment. The invoice and license plate number of the new vehicle is issued, and the applicants are asked to complete their payments based on the price of the selected car model,” he said. 

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