China’s BYD will supply pure electric vehicles to Iran. BYD’s strategic partnership with the country’s largest private passenger car manufacturer Kerman Khodro will also see the Shenzhen-based company export other leading technological products to Iran including hybrid vehicles, electric commercial vehicles, and rechargeable batteries.

“Our partnership with Karmania is an important step in expanding our Middle East operations,” said AD Huang, general manager of BYD’s Middle East and Africa Auto Sales Division. “Iran’s new energy vehicle market has vast potential because the government of Iran has the foresight of sustainable development. We endeavor to use our excellent technology to provide quality products and service to the people of Iran.”

Iran is just one of several Middle Eastern countries responding to climate change concerns through various environmentally friendly policies, including tax breaks for new energy vehicles. These initiatives also assist nations in reducing their dependence on fossil fuel, according to BYD.

BYD said its commercial initiatives in the Middle East and Africa presently include energy storage, new energy vehicles, and solar power generation.