MAPNA plans to set up electric vehicle charging stations in all Iranian provinces by the fiscal yearend [March 2021], as an infrastructure for promoting zero emission vehicles in the country.
According to Abbas Aliabadi, the head of MAPNA, Mashhad in Khorasan Razavi Province is the second city to house an electric charging station following the pioneering Tehran, Tasnim News Agency reported.
The project in Mashhad is expected to conclude in two weeks, he added.
Aliabadi said the technology of producing electric vehicles is being taught in world universities for over 30 years now.
“If the domestic auto production sector does not show enthusiasm for the field, MAPNA will definitely put its potential into practice and start making EVs,” he said.