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    Report: Iran now has its first-ever electric vehicle

    Soon after eliminating tariffs on the import of and electric vehicles and many hybrids, Iran has reportedly imported its first electric car to the country. According to Homayoun Haeri, managing director of Iran Power Generation Transmission & Distribution Management Company, the unspecified ...

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    Report: New Iranian law could boost EVs, hybrids

    A change in Iranian trade law could help promote the sale of hybrid and electric vehicles. EVs and hybrids with engines 2.5-liters or smaller are no longer subject to import tariffs, reports the Tehran Times. Iran intends to completely eliminate car import tariffs within two years, according to ...

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    Report: Iran starts National Hybrid Car Project to hybridize Runna

    Iran is getting ready to follow China's moves and try to reduce air pollution by bringing in more alterantive powertrain vehicles. As Iran's largest automaker, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) will contribute to that goal by introducing the Runna plug-in hybrid car. Iran Khodro Powertrain Co. (IPCO) ...

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    Official: Vets group says EPA should stand up to Big Oil, stand up for US military

    Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group (often politically active on energy issues), which delivered its petition with ...

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    Report: Gas may hit $6 mark, or maybe pump prices have peaked

    Might want to buy some stock in whatever company you think makes the most fuel-efficient cars. The price of U.S. gasoline could hit the $6 mark if international sanctions are imposed on Iran and shut down the Strait of Hormuz, through which much of the world's oil is shipped, the Chicago Tribune ...

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    Report: Iran converts Jatropha into biodiesel; a first for the nation

    Though producing biodiesel fuel by extracting oil from the Jatropha curcas plant is relatively common in some nations, Iran has, for the first time ever, managed to successfully convert Jatropha into biodiesel. Iranian scientists cultivated the Jatropha curcas plant, a species that's native to ...

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    Iran's gas prices increase; Khodro Company decides to produce micro, mild hybrids

    What a coincidence. Iranian strongman Mahmoud Ahmadinejad recently removed government subsidies on gasoline, causing prices to quadruple overnight. This week, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO), the region's largest automaker, has announced its future models will incorporate micro hybrid (ie. start/stop) ...

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    Iran's Samand Soren boasts the world's most powerful natural-gas car engine

    Iran's most important car manufacturer, Iran Khodro, has announced they are developing the world's most powerful natural gas engine. The engine is installed in the marque's latest model, the Samand Soren (a car which can trace its roots to the Peugeot 405). Although this claim should be checked ...

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    Friday video! How NOT to design your electric three-wheeler

    Whilst perusing the internetz for the latest and greatest green-go-gadgets, we happened across a somewhat mysterious video that we think might offer our readers something in the way of both amusement and a free physics lesson. The clip features several different three-wheel electric vehicles ...

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    Is this trip really necessary?

    AutoblogGreen is about keeping a self-selected group of auto enthusiasts informed about the latest advances in green auto technologies. We are the early adopters, the best-informed among our friends, the trend setters. But, in the great scheme of things, we are too few. In the great battle (and ...

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    Iran will produce only Dual-Fuel vehicles after July 23

    Dual-fuel, the next-of-kin to Flex-fuel, is the new hotness over in Iran. At least, according to Iran's Industries and Mines Minister Ali Reza Tahmasebi, who announced that production of gasoline-only cars would be completely replaced with LPG/Gasoline dual-fuel cars by July 23rd. Annual Iranian ...


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