Iranian experts have developed a two-seat plug-in car, which has the necessary standards to be mass-produced for use in urban areas.
A fourteen-member group of students in Tehran’s Khaje Nasir Toosi University, who have developed the new car, initially planned to manufacture the car to participate in a competition at Sharif University but they later decided to design it in a way that could be used in cities’ streets, Mehr news agency reported.
The car named Qasedak-e-Nasir (Dandelion of Nasir) will be unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Thursday.
The car weighs 700 kg and it could reach a velocity of 80 kph, which is acceptable for an urban vehicle.
“Once Qasedak-e-Nasir is charged, it could cover a 50 km distance in a city and if its speed does not surpass 25 kph, the distance could increase to 80 km,” Asghar-Mohammadi, a member of the team said.