Tehran

Tehran

In an effort to reduce air pollution, Iran aims to get 400,000 electric motorcycles and 140 hybrid taxis on its road under a plan support by the...Oil Ministry.

That's according to Nosratollah Seifi, the managing director of the Iran Fuel Conservation Company (IFCC). Seifi adds:

"Due to incomplete combustion, some motorcycles pollute the air four times as much as automobiles."

The goal in Iran is to have the 400,000 electric motorcycles and 140 hybrid taxis be domestically built.  The hybrid taxis can be sourced from outside countries, though it seems Iran will handle production of all 400,000 electric motorcycles.

Per the source article:

"According to 'Tehran Times', Seifi stated that some production companies have held talks on manufacturing electric motorcycles with officials of the Ministry of Industry and Mines and the Interior Ministry, adding that if the plan is implemented, a manufacturer will receive $300 for each electric motorbike it produces."

In Tehran, the capital of Iran, only motorcycles powered by battery will be allowed on the streets once this plan is put in place.

The plan still must be approved by Iran's Economic Council and then implemented.

Source: Business Recorder