MAPNA Group President Abbas Aliabadi took a tour of Iran Khodro company, discussing ways to enhance cooperation on the development of infrastructure for electric vehicles.
Heading a delegation, Alibadai visited the biggest Iranian car manufacturer on January 22, 2023, also holding talks with the company’s CEO Mehdi Khatibi.
Speaking in the meeting, Aliabadi said future cars will certainly be powered by electricity. These vehicles have various features such as being constantly upgraded, connection to the network, and self-driving.
“Naturally, all the infrastructure should be developed according to these bases and features,” he said.
“MAPNA Group has taken big steps with regard to developing required infrastructure and technical knowledge in the field of electronic vehicles,” he said, naming establishing EV charging stations in different roads and cities as one of such measures.
“MAPNA Group does not intend to enter the field of auto-making but will spare no effort to cooperate with auto-makers in the area of electrification and expansion of technical know-how,” Aliabadi stressed.
For his part, Mehdi Khatib said that there are many areas for joint cooperation between IKCO and MAPNA.
He said that a joint committee should be established so as to discuss bilateral cooperation and attain a roadmap.
He also proposed that the first joint works in the area of electronic vehicles can be done on Kish Island.
In 2017, MAPNA Group established the Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Development Center (EVIDC), with a focus on promoting EV charging infrastructure and propulsion systems.
The center is located at MAPNA Electric & Control Engineering & Manufacturing Co. (MECO). It introduces its products in the field of fast and slow chargers for electric cars and motorcycles after designing, manufacturing and performing accurate tests according to the international standard IEC61851.
The MAPNA Electric Vehicle and Infrastructure Development Center has long followed the electric vehicle development programs and taken steps to create initial electric transportation platforms. The center has succeeded in providing in-wheel and central propulsion systems for electric vehicles and also various subsystems in the field of electric vehicles, which can be a vital step for the production of electric vehicles.
Many of the key subsystems in electric vehicles of the center are designed according to international standards. The main goal of this center is to design and manufacture all parts of the propulsion system of electric vehicles and their chargers.