Iran’s largest auto manufacturer, Khodro, is well underway developing a hybrid petrol-electric vehicle in an attempt to reduce emission levels for cars in that region.

Spurred on by the Iran government, Khodro plans to manufacture around 100,000 vehicles based on a number of existing models.

Khodro, which has extensive connections with Renault and Nissan, will use its partnership to co-develop a whole new range of hybrid powerplants.

Some of the models include the Samand sedan or several Nissan models built under license.

Further, Khodro is working on expanding its operations overseas with a factory to open in Minsk, Belarus and an upgrade to its existing plant in Venezuela.