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Iranian hybrid taxis join Senegal fleet

Iran has delivered as many as 30 hybrid vehicles to Senegal to be used in the country’s taxi fleet.

The ceremony for handing over the taxicabs was held at the Blaise Diagne International Airport in western Senegal. It was joined by Senegal’s Minister of Air Transport and Development of Airport Infrastructures, Maimouna Ndoye Seck.

The project for making the vehicles was leveraged by the Bank of Africa pan-African banking conglomerate.

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The vehicles are of the Samand LX make manufactured by Iran’s biggest carmaker Iran Khodro (IKCO).

Last month, it was reported that Iran Khodro had exported a first consignment of its Dena Plus cars to Senegal to be used in the African country’s police fleet.

The report said the exports would take place through IKCO’s joint venture company with the Senegalese government, known as SenIran. Senegal also re-exports the company’s cars to Guinea and Nigeria.

IKCO also exports vehicles to Russia, Syria, Turkey, Iraq, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Egypt, Algeria, and Bulgaria.

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