An electric car manufactured by an Iranian knowledge-based company will soon hit the roads, Iranian media reported.
The two-seat electric car, named ‘Yooz’ (meaning cheetah in English), is produced by university-based firm Parax Co. affiliated to Islamic Azad University, Qazvin Branch.
According to the university dean, Morteza Moosakhani, 100 electric cars will be given license plates soon and be ready for on-road testing.
The Yooz car can travel at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour. It can also hold 15 kilowatt-hours of electricity per 100 kilometers and it takes two and a half hours to charge.
It is 1.3 meters wide and two meters long. Its small size should be an added advantage in the big urban areas with permanent parking problems.
Earlier on the occasion of National Clean Air Day in January, the micro-electric vehicle was test-driven by President Hassan Rouhani at the presidential complex in Tehran.
The development of electric cars in Iran received a boost after the Presidential Office for Science and Technology lent support to the advancement of the projects like the Yooz, Moosakhani said.
In the face of the grave dangers of air pollution that grips Tehran and other cities for almost the entire year, the Rouhani administration has been promoting the use of hybrids and PEVs.
Iranian Englidh Daily Finantial Tribune contributed to this report
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