SIAPA, MAPNA ink MOU for mass production of Iranian 1st electric car

Iran’s MAPNA Group has signed an MOU with the country’s second-biggest auto-maker SAIPA Group for mass production of the country’s first electric vehicle.

Iran Press/Iran news:  Based on the MOU, SAIPA Group and MAPNA will collaborate on the design, prototyping, testing, commercialization, and production of new electric vehicles, SAIPA Group’s news portal reported.

In a visit to SAIPA’s production lines on Wednesday 5 February, Abbas Aliabadi, the chairman and member of the board of directors at MAPNA Group, said MAPNA has long been pursuing a program for preparing necessary infrastructure for manufacturing electric cars and in this regard, the group plans to design and deliver the country’s first electric car in collaboration with SAIPA Group.

The production of electric cars will be very beneficial to people, in terms of both reducing environmental pollution and energy consumption, Aliabadi said.

The official underlined MAPNA and SAIPA’s cooperation as the first step in the production of electric cars in the country and said: By creating a bond between the two groups, we will use the knowledge and capabilities of both sides as well as new technologies available in this industry.


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