E-Bike Production Gets a Boost

Efforts are on track in Iran to boost e-bike production as a solution to air pollution. While most e-bikes made in Iran are produced from imported CKD units, local companies are trying to increase their market share
E-Bike Production Gets a Boost
E-Bike Production Gets a Boost

Replacing carbureted two-wheelers with electric motorcycles is one of the initiatives pursued by Iranian urban managers, as providing eco-friendly and efficient transportation has become a real challenge in view of a growing population and soaring demand.
In line with this agenda, MAPNA Group unveiled a new electric motorcycle, ISNA reported.
Abbas Aliabadi, the company’s CEO, explained that the bike is equipped with an in-wheel drive engine and an electric vehicle drive system that directly powers the wheels.
“The motorcycle has an air-cooling generator system and a 72-volt battery, which increases the motorcycle’s top speed to 70 km/h,” he said, adding that the company is also working on boosting the bike’s batteries.
“MAPNA is starting a promising collaboration with local auto producers to expand the production of electric bikes,” he said. 
The company has also stepped in to set up infrastructures for producing electric four- and two-wheelers in the country, including charger stations.
Aliabadi said the company set up Iran’s first EV charging station at Tehran’s Milad Tower in May 2019.


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