Khodrocar - The deadline for automakers to postpone the implementation of the Euro 5 standard in the automotive industry was set by Minister Industry six months after the lifting of sanctions in a letter to the First Vice President. Alireza Sadeghabadi, CEO of the National Iranian Oil Refining and Distribution Company, said in a letter that the need to supply the fuel needed to implement the Euro 5 standard car production plan had been met.
Mehdi Sadeghi Niaraki emphasized on the necessary readiness of these cars to be produced by car manufacturers and reminded that the necessary engine for producing cars with Euro 5 standard and car sample has been produced which has been approved by the Standards Organization and the Environment Organization, but car production without fuel supply.
He emphasizing that the price position should be taken into account at the same time, he considered the parts used in Euro 5 car production as a factor in increasing the cost of the product and said that this price difference is finally calculated and taken from the buyer. This is because the catalysts used in the production of these cars are imported and are among the most expensive parts, which will ultimately lead to an increase in the price of the car.
"In the absence of sanctions, automakers would certainly move in that direction, and the Ministry of Petroleum would invest in producing a standard that would meet many other requirements in the automotive industry.” Amir Hossein Kakaei, expert of auto industry told khodrocar reporter.
"Despite the fact that the country's power plants are gas-burning, they were forced to use fuel oil due to the problems that have arisen, which is a sign of theoretical and strategic discussions in special circumstances that will be in the national interest.” He said.
"First of all, in order for the Euro 4 standard to be upgraded to the Euro 5 standard, the country will have to pay what it will cost and what it will receive in return. Thus, the increase in costs is not only limited to the price of the car, but also to the operation of the car, which in the current situation and the implementation of this at the height of sanctions, economic pressure and corona is somewhat irrational and It puts extra pressure on the consumer and its output will not be tangible to people.” He added.
"While there are still other major sources of pollution, car standardization will not be seen and only prices will rise. Therefore, the implementation of the Euro 5 standard is possible, and car manufacturers have taken theoretical and prototyping measures, but due to sanctions in the last two years, the import of a number of single parts that were previously provided through imports and foreign partners. It forced automakers to localize, but the capacity remains low, at a cost that is undoubtedly high.” He mentioned.
"In the current situation where everyone is under economic pressure, it would be irrational, and if we want to raise standards, there must be a general plan for other sectors. Otherwise, we will see many challenges in the industry as well as the car market. Carrying these cars also has many problems because how to use these cars and also the appropriate fuel will be a serious problem.” He called.
"Automakers have been buying time to improve their quality for seven years, during which time they have written several letters with the aim of delaying it, while according to the law, upgrading quality to the Euro 5 standard should have taken place in 2015.” Behzad Ashjaei, secretary of technical committee of environment organization told.
"To date, the Euro 5 emissions standard has not been postponed and carmakers are required to implement it unless the Cabinet makes a new decision. The Environmental Protection Agency does not agree in any way with the postponement of the implementation of this standard.” He emphasized.
It remains to be seen what decision the Cabinet will take in the event that automakers suffer a lot in addition to sanctions and a lack of liquidity due to pricing.