Khodrocar – Chairman of the Institute of Standards and Industrial Research of Iran emphasized multiple times that the 85 stage automobile standards must be executed under any circumstances, but lack of automobile parts slows the process for automakers so the standardization is going to take a lot longer.
It is to be said that fuel standardizations are not included in the 85 stage automobile standards but is followed up in a parallel way at the same time. Fuel standardization is set up at three different levels for car makers and the vehicles passing the standardization tests will be categorized by letters from A to G in seven different grades.
Maryam Mahdinejad, a high ranking authority from Iran Fuel Conservation Company said that car makers have two years to pass fuel standardizations levels. She mentioned that the standardization process has become more difficult to pass. Some vehicles with grade A from previous standardization test could not pass the second level of new fuel standardizations tests with the same grade and they fell down by one grade. She insisted that the third grade will be very severe for car makers and if they do not take correct measures now, almost half of the current vehicles in production in the country will not be able to pass the tests.
Mahdinejad mentioned that by far no vehicle could pass level 2 of fuel standardizations tests with grade A. by the level 2 standards, eight vehicles from six car makers are not considered as standard so the new level of standardization will begin in two years.
Khodrocar – As the statistics of defective produced vehicles by the car makers show, the fuel standardization will be executed with a great bit of delay. Experts believe that there was great progress with production of catalytic convertors in Iran that can affect the pollution in a positive way but as the lack of automobile parts gets worse, there seem to be some problems with catalytic convertors’ production as well. Even worse, it might lead to postponement of execution of the 85 stage automobile standards.
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