Clunkers Beleaguer Tehran

Following the suspension of Scrappage Scheme, Tehran is expected to have more than 8 million dilapidated vehicles by 2025
Clunkers Beleaguer Tehran
Clunkers Beleaguer Tehran

The number of dilapidated vehicles on Tehran's streets has reached 3.5 million and is expected to hit 8 million in four years, if no scrappage is carried out, according to the secretary of the Association for Scrappage and Recycling Centers.
Amir Ahmadi added that the state's Scrappage Scheme has been abandoned for more than three years due to mismanagement and tactlessness, resulting in the closure of over 220 scrappage centers across the country.
As per the scheme, local automakers were required to send one clunker to the junkyard for every car produced with a fuel consumption of more than 8.5 liters per 100 kilometers.
The plan was proposed in tandem with the implementation of the Clean Air Act, a 35-article bill drafted by Iran's Department of Environment and enacted into law in July 2017. Unfortunately, the act was never fully implemented.


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