1. Electric Buses in Iran:

    • Electric buses have a long history in Iran. The first example of this type of vehicle was introduced in 1936 under the name “Tramway Tehran.” Since then, Iran has made significant progress in electric bus production.
    • Notably, the “Shetab” electric bus has emerged as a groundbreaking achievement.
  2. Shetab Electric Bus:

    • The Shetab electric bus, designed and manufactured by Parsan Electric Bus Production Company, is a joint venture between MAPNA Group and Oghab Afshan Industrial and Manufacturing Company.
    • Key features of the Shetab electric bus include:
      • Battery Technology: It uses a lithium-ion battery that can be fully charged in just 15 minutes, providing a travel range of 190 to 250 kilometers.
      • Smart Features: The bus is equipped with an advanced display system, energy recovery capabilities, and efficient cooling designed for Iran’s climate.
      • Monocoque Design: Unlike typical models, the Shetab electric bus features a monocoque body and chassis structure.
      • Low-Deck Design: The bus has no steps, enhancing accessibility for passengers.
      • Mass Production: Parsan plans to start mass production of the Shetab bus soon.
      • Charging System: It features a high-speed pantograph charging system and can be charged using AC plugs. MAPNA’s 600-kilowatt pantograph can fully charge the batteries in just 25 minutes.
      • Domestic Production: Over 60% of the Shetab electric bus components are designed and manufactured domestically.
      • Indigenization: MAPNA aims to achieve 100% indigenization by investing in parallel battery and engine development projects12.
  3. Environmental Impact:

In summary, the Shetab electric bus represents a remarkable achievement in Iran’s automotive industry. Its smart features, environmental benefits, and commitment to domestic production make it a promising addition to the public transport fleet. Let’s hope for its successful deployment and continue supporting the advancement of sustainable transportation1. If you have any more questions or need further details, feel free to ask!

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