On the sidelines of a cabinet session on Wednesday, Rouhani took a
tour by some of his ministers to check the products of three knowledge-based
companies manufacturing electric cars and motorcycles.
president was briefed on the capabilities and quality of the products, including
the two-seat electric car Yooz, produced by the Islamic Azad University of
Qazvin, as well as two electric motorcycles manufactured by two other research
The Yooz car can travel at a speed of 80 kilometers per hour. It can also hold 15 kilowatt-hours of electricity per 100 kilometers and it takes two and a half hours to charge.
During his visit, Rouhani praised the products and underlined the need to boost their quality and safety.
has named January 18 as the National Clean Air to draw attention to the problem
of air pollution gripping the country's big cities.
Over the past few
years, Iran's megacities, including the capital Tehran, have been suffering from
heavy air pollution blamed largely on floating particles from car emissions.
Pollution especially increases in the country in winter by a temperature inversion and a lack of wind.
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