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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

  • DOE Boss: Delays in Tehran Anti-Air Pollution Scheme Inadmissible
    While a new scheme was to be implemented in Tehran to help curb air pollution, the plan has been delayed. The inaction by authorities has raised concern among environmentalists who say further...
  • Results of Vehicle Dependability Study in Iran
    Iran Standard and Quality Inspection Co. has carried out a Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), which indicates that cars made/assembled locally show unacceptably high levels of wear and tear after...
  • Iran International Auto Parts Exhibition Opens
    The 13th Iran International Auto Parts Exhibition opened on Monday in Tehran. Held at Tehran International Fairground, this year’s event brings together 191 foreign and 526 local automotive firms...
  • 2 More Cities Join Snapp Pool: Iran Ride-Hailing
    The widely used ride-hailing application Snapp has made inroads in two more cities, increasing the number of cities to 69. Residents in Shahr-e Kord, in Chaharmahal-Bakhtiari Province and Amol, in...
  • New Measure to Curb Smog in Downtown Tehran
    In the latest move to curb air pollution in Tehran Province, dilapidated vehicles and motorbikes will be barred from Eslamshahr County in the southwest. The decision is part of a plan ratified in...
  • Tehran Taxi Fleet Renewal Must Wait
    As per a scheme introduced by Tehran Municipality, 5,000 Toyota Camry electric hybrids were to join the capital’s taxi fleet. Given the economic problems visiting the country, the plan is on hold.
  • Majlis Report Exposes Car Import Racket in Iran
    A member of the Majlis Industries and Mines Commission, Vali Maleki, has presented a report on ingrained corruption in car imports that confirms at least 6,481 cars were brought into Iran illegally...
  • CNG-Hybrids Tapped for Curbing Diesel Consumption in Iran
    A new scheme has been designed jointly by the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company and the Ministry of Industries that calls for h engines of 20,000 diesel-powered commercial...
  • New Rules and Slumber of Iranian Carmakers
    Hard-pressed auto manufacturing industry already under mounting pressure for its poor quality and high prices should prepare for a new challenge in the coming weeks. The state is due to raise the...
  • Motorcyclists, Pedestrians Account for 80% of Road Fatalities
    During the first half of the current fiscal that started in March, motorcyclists and pedestrians comprised close to 80% of road accident deaths, the High Council for Coordination of Urban Traffic...
  • Motorbike Prices Shift Into High Gear in Iran
    In recent months and following the reimposition of US sanctions, prices of goods and services in almost all sectors have increased. Motorbikes are no exception. Head of Iran Motorcycle Sellers...
  • Karaj Bearing Brunt of Dilapidated Cabs
    There are over 12,000 taxis in Karaj, capital of Alborz Province west of Tehran, of which one-third are over two decades old. According to Karaj Municipality head of transportation affairs, Majid...
  • Tehran Metro Crawling
    Line 6 of Tehran Metro will open partially in December, Tehran Metro Group CEO told reporters. Ali Emam said 10 kilometers and four stations of the 31km line will be launched in December, ISNA...
  • 400,000 Clunkers Cram Tehran Roads
    There are 400,000 plus dilapidated vehicles in Tehran which spew poison into the air and endanger lives of the people, new data from the Majlis Civil Commission shows. Lawmaker Majid Kianpour says...
  • Reintroducing Fuel Rationing in Iran Can Kill Thousands of Ride-Hailing Jobs
    If the government decides to reintroduce the fuel rationing system that ended in 2015 without allowing higher quotas to drivers working with ride-hailing companies, over 700,000 jobs will be...
  • Booster Seats Becoming Mandatory in Iran
    In a fresh move to augment child safety on roads, a bill has been drafted by the Majlis that will make use of booster seats in cars mandatory.  Secretary-General of the High Council of Traffic...
  • Iran Ride-Hailing Services Agitated About Fuel Rationing
    The government of President Hassan Rouhani is mulling reintroduction of the gasoline rationing system that ended in 2015 and the restrictions could, and very likely will, harm ride-hailing...
  • On-Demand Emergency Car Repair Service in Iran
    The Roadside Assistance Company has started offering an emergency GPS-based on-demand service to drivers in case of breakdowns. After contacting the firm, instead of giving their address to the...
  • Iran Disaster Management Body Enlists Aid From Cabbies
    The Taxi Union and the National Disaster Management Organization has drawn up a plan that calls on cabbies to come to the aid of state bodies in offering emergency services in case of natural...
  • Iran Private Sector Urged to Help Curb Air Pollution
    The Majlis has ratified an amendment to the Clean Air Act that calls on the private sector to contribute to measures aimed at curbing the worsening air pollution. In the past, the act only...
  • Auto Repair Costs  in Iran Not for the Fainthearted
    As if not to stay behind the unending race to jack up prices of goods and services in ways unseen in the recent history of the country, auto spare parts makers also have more than tripled their...
  • Private Iranian Carmaker Karmania Seemingly in Good Shape
    While semi-state owned automotive companies say they are struggling to stay afloat, CEO of the private car company Karmania seems upbeat, saying that his firm has devised a strategy to weather US...
  • Hashemi: Tehran Metro Lines 6, 7 Need $1.8b
    Among the costly urban projects underway in the capital, the subway network, which is already seen as a white elephant, seems to have an insatiable appetite for funds. Chairman of Tehran City...
  • Joint Iran-Azeri Car Company Eyes Russia, Georgia Markets
    Khazar Car Company, an automotive joint venture between Iran Khodro and AzerMash OJSC, is mulling exports made in Neftchala, 168 km south of Baku, to Russia and Georgia, said the Azeri deputy...
  • Stringent Measures Against Dilapidated Vehicles in Tehran
    Vehicles lacking technical inspection tests will be banned in Tehran from Oct. 23. Tehran Municipality and the Traffic Police have set up a joint task force that will monitor and fine cars, buses...

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