10,000 hybrid taxis will join Tehran’s transport fleet in 3 years

February 21, 2016

TEHRAN — 10,000 hybrid taxis, meeting euro-5 standards, will join Tehran’s transportation fleet within the next three years, an official at the Tehran Municipality said.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to unveil 50 hybrid taxis, Meysam Mozaffar noted that 2,500 hybrid taxis will be added to the fleet by the end of the next Iranian calendar year (March 2017).

The project will be financed by the private sector, he added.

Considering the air pollution and constant gridlocks in the city, hybrid taxis can be of great help to resolve these two persistent problems, the official said.

According to studies, he pointed, the amount of pollution caused by 66 hybrid taxis is equal to the amount produced by a clunker, adding, the new cars are also pretty energy efficient.

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