EghtesadOnline: The pattern of procrastination by automakers and the influence of their strong lobbies notwithstanding, the Department of Environment insists on its stance that car companies must start making advanced engines compliant with Euro 5 emissions standards, the DoE head said.
EghtesadOnline: Automakers Iran Khodro (IKCO) and SAIPA are expected to end the production of two low-quality cars, Peugeot 405 and Pride, which have been made in Iran for decades.
EghtesadOnline: Iran's Defense Ministry has signed a deal with local car manufacturing company SAIPA to curb the auto sector's reliance on foreign parts.
EghtesadOnline: So long as state-run automakers keep manufacturing low-quality vehicles, the people will be the main victims who have to face the economic burden stemming from the unprecedented rise in gasoline prices, a former head of the Iranian Fuel Conservation Company said.
EghtesadOnline: Over the past week, Tehran hosted an event to connect tech firms with automakers, on the sidelines of which several deals totally worth $162 million were signed.
EghtesadOnline: The €844 million loan earmarked for local auto parts makers is yet to materialize, due to disagreements between automakers and state players, a deputy industries minister says.
EghtesadOnline: Automakers will soon receive the okay from relevant authorities to increase prices once again, a deputy minister of industries said. Bad news that translates into a simple message for the common man: cars are gradually becoming luxury items most families cannot afford anymore.
EghtesadOnline: During the first four months of the current fiscal which started in March, Iranian automakers manufactured 436,136 cars and commercial vehicles, down 0.1% from last year’s 436,413 units.
EghtesadOnline: German digital map maker HERE will introduce a new set of traffic services this week that allows drivers to see for themselves what live road conditions are like miles ahead using data from competing automakers, an industry first.
EghtesadOnline: While many big automakers are ramping up their electric car programs, GM is the first to offer Tesla a serious challenge. Here’s how they really compare.