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Read the latest news about Iran’s automotive industry, market trends, output figures, & import data, along with updates about Iran Khodro, Saipa and Pars Khodro

Self-Sufficiency in Car Batteries 
Self-Sufficiency in Car Batteries 
November 23, 2022 19:29
  • IKCO Set to Break Sales Record
    Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) has produced more than 400,000 passenger, heavy and semi-heavy vehicles in the current fiscal year’s first eight months (March 21-Nov. 21). “The company’s record sale of...
  • Conditions for Return of French Car Manufacturers
    While the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade has banned the import of cars made in France, French car manufacturers can enter Iran for joint production ventures, according to an automotive...
  • Self-Sufficiency in Car Batteries 
    Iran has reached self-sufficiency in the production of car batteries and is now focusing on exports. Annually, 15 million car batteries are being produced in Iran, of which 4 million are exported...
  • Pros and Cons of Selling Peugeot 207 Cars via IME
    Following the announcement of the plan to sell 1,000 Peugeot 207 models on the Iran Mercantile Exchange, experts believe this is a sign of the Industries, Mining and Trade Ministry’s intention to...
  • Acceptance of Equalization Table Could Remove Car Scrappage Snags 
    An automotive expert believes that most of the problems facing the vehicle scrappage plan can be solved, if the Department of Environment were to accept the equalization table. The old vehicle...
  • Car Import Registration Underway
    The government has done its duty regarding car imports and applicants are expected to undergo the procedures speedily so that new cars could enter Iran soon, the industries, mining and trade...
  • Imported, Smuggled Brake Pads Meet 30-40% of Domestic Needs
    While domestic production can meet the market demand for brake pads, currently imported and smuggled parts constitute 30-40% of the domestic market, said secretary of Iran's Brake and Clutch...
  • Iran Needs to Develop Infrastructure Vital for Electric Vehicle Production
    An automotive expert believes that while effective measures have been taken for launching electric vehicle production, key infrastructure, such as EV charging stations, should be developed. Salman...
  • Import of Brake Pads Undermines Domestic Investment, Production
    While domestic manufacturers are producing high quality and cost-effective car parts, such as brake pads, some companies are importing components that have an Iranian counterpart and disrupting the...
  • IKCO Weekly Vehicle Output at 14K
    The weekly production of commercial and passenger vehicles has reached 14,000 vehicles, according to the Iran Khodro (IKCO) Industrial Group’s deputy director for development and production. Due...
  • Car Parts Producers Focus on Increasing Export to Russia
    Domestic component manufacturers are exporting car parts to Russian companies and their main goal is to boost this trend, according to the secretary of the Association of Automobile Parts and...
  • Domestic Firms Sign Deal for Production of Economy Cars
    SAIPA Corporation has signed a memorandum of understanding for the production of economy cars with the Association of Homogeneous Propulsion Industries and Component Manufacturers on the first day...
  • 14K SAIPA Cars for Iraq, Venezuela
    SAIPA Corporation plans to export 14,000 cars (3,000 QUIK and 11,000 Shahin models) to Iraq and Venezuela. Mohammad Ali Teymouri, the company’s CEO, made the announcement during a supply chain...
  • Vehicle Production Rises by 12% 
    The production of all types of vehicles (heavy, commercial and passenger) registered growth in the first seven months of the current fiscal year (March 21-Oct. 22), according to the head of Iran’s...
  • Automotive Strategies Proposed to Withstand International Sanctions
    Given the public dissatisfaction with the quality of domestic cars, an automotive expert has outlined two strategies in case international sanctions are removed or stay put. Siamak Moqtaderi also...
  • Online Sketch Plan Intends to Cut Fake Accidents Nationwide
    The Online Sketch Plan to reduce fake accidents, which was piloted in Qom Province a year ago, will be implemented nationwide. Although officials are troubleshooting the plan, they claim that the...
  • No Deadline for Car Imports
    After the Ministry of Industries, Mining and Trade said it is “impossible” to specify a date for car imports, experts are wondering whether the ministry is serious about the issue. While rumors...
  • SAIPA Unveils Shahin Connect 
    SAIPA Automotive Group has unveiled Shahin Connect, which was developed in cooperation with Irancell, during the Future Cars 2 event held in Tehran on Oct. 19. The event was attended by Manouchehr...
  • Agro Vehicle Output Decreases
    After a sharp rise in prices, decline in people’s purchasing power and lack of credit lines, farmers are facing problems in purchasing agricultural vehicles.  Despite having one of the largest...
  • Bias Tire Prices Rise by 10% 
    Bias tire prices have increased by 10% in the domestic market, after they were removed from the list of goods subjected to command pricing. These tires are built with the plies on a bias. Meaning...
  • IKCO Sets Production Record 
    Iran Khodro Industrial Group’s (IKCO) passenger vehicle production reached 301,700 from March 21 to Oct. 4 and set a record, as it was 100,000 units higher than that of the corresponding period of...
  • Domestic Automotive Spare Parts Without ID Amount to $2.5 Billion
    A large volume of auto spare parts in the Iranian market do not have an identification code, according to an expert. Ahmad Hosseini, the head of the Tehran Automobile and Machinery Spare Parts...
  • Tire Export Restrictions Abolished
    Tire export restrictions, which were imposed after the four-year export ban was lifted in the fiscal 2021-22, have been abolished.  Tire producers are henceforth allowed to export without any...
  • Auto Reform Plan Lacks Teeth
    An expert reviewed the Industries, Mining and Trade Ministry’s document on the domestic automotive industry’s reform strategies and said a lack of a clear executive plan is its main flaw.  “The...
  • Domestic Carmakers Unable to Accomplish Production Goals
    The policy of domestic car manufacturers changed this year from increasing turnover to completing cars with parts deficit, Saeed Madani, the former CEO of SAIPA, said.  Automakers managed to...

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