President of Iran’s largest car maker Hashem Yekehzare said all Iran-Khodro Company (IKCO) products will meet at least Euro VI and other related global standards by 2026.
“A comprehensive program for improving emission standards is compiled and based on this program all IKCO products will meet at least Euro VI and other related global standards by 2026,” Yekehzare said.
“Producing fuel efficient, turbocharger and hybrid engines are some of the other environmental protection programs that IKCO has targeted,” he said.
According to Yekehzare, production of hybrid i.e. electric-gas cars can noticeably lower gas consumption and IKCO as well has started its research in this respect and has planned to produce such cars.
In the meantime, the company has started production of 1.2 and 1.4 liter fuel efficient engines, studying development of turbocharger engines and it is supposed to introduce new IKCO brand cars enjoying new platforms and fuel efficient engines by 2016.
“All IKCO cars meet Euro IV standard while car production processes and part suppliers that are supervised by SAPCO have been upgraded to meet this standard,” declared Hashem Yekehzare and added, “by doing so, fuel consumption and emissions of our cars have decreased by 5 to 7 percent and 35 to 50 percent respectively.”
IKCO CEO believes that his company is quite committed to the citizens to produce eco-friendly cars and at the same time feels responsible in responding to the related authorized organizations and supervisory institutions.
Yekehzare concluded saying that Iran Khodro Industrial Group has a comprehensive look regarding environmental issues, and hoped the measures that have been taken could lead to the realization of IKCO’s mission in offering a cleaner air and greener environment.