Tag: Russia

Nov 26, 2022 - 03:49 pm

Kamaz to make EVs branded Moskvich

Under pressure from Western sanctions, Russia is making a new attempt at domestic electric car production. The Russian manufacturer Kamaz is reviving the Soviet-era Moskvich brand, yet, with Chinese involvement, and will produce the Moskvich 3 in a plant near Moscow given up by Renault.

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Aug 11, 2022 - 11:34 am

Avtovaz to produce an electric Lada

The Russian Lada manufacturer Avtovaz is planning its first electric model – but don’t expect to see the electric Lada before 2024. That is at the earliest, if at all: after the sanctions imposed on Russia due to its invasion of Ukraine and the withdrawal of Renault, Avtovaz is having great difficulty keeping car production […]

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Mar 18, 2022 - 01:54 pm

VW delays MEB production in Zwickau until April

Volkswagen’s electric car plant in Zwickau will not resume production until the beginning of April. The reason for this is the lack of cable harnesses from Ukraine, which could not be delivered due to Russia’s invasion of the neighbouring country.

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Mar 1, 2022 - 04:37 pm

Charging stations affected by Ukraine conflict

Charging stations for electric vehicles along the Russian M11 motorway stretching from Moscow to Saint Petersburg are currently out of order. The charging stations have been hacked by a Ukrainian company that supplies parts for the power dispensers.

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Jan 20, 2022 - 01:07 pm

Moscow to buy another 500 electric buses in 2022

The Moscow city government plans to procure another 500 electric buses in 2022, according to Mosgortrans, who operates buses and trams in the Russian capital. Moscow already runs 1,000 electric buses, and the city targets having a 100% electric bus fleet by 2030.

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Sep 21, 2021 - 10:49 am

Tesla denies Russian plant rumours

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied a burgeoning rumour that his company is planning a car plant in Russia. A Russian media outlet had reported that Tesla was planning to build a factory in Korolev near Moscow.

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Sep 20, 2021 - 05:44 pm

Rosatom to build battery factory in Kaliningrad

Russia’s nuclear corporation Rosatom announces the location for its battery cell factory announced in March. It will be built in the western Russian exclave of Kaliningrad and is to produce battery cells for electric vehicles and energy storage systems from 2026.

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Aug 24, 2021 - 04:46 pm

Russia set to subsidise EV and battery manufacturing

The Russian government is to offer subsidies to manufacturers of electric vehicles and batteries to co-finance the costs associated with the construction of plants and to special investment contracts. Electric cars are also to be allowed to drive free of charge on toll roads from next year on a trial basis.

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Aug 5, 2021 - 01:46 pm

Russia rumoured to introduce EV subsidies in 2022

The subsidy programme for electric cars in Russia could start next year, according to a media report. According to the report, customers are to receive 25 per cent of the purchase price of each electric car produced in Russia, up to a maximum of 625,000 roubles (7,210 euros).

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Aug 3, 2021 - 11:19 am

Zetta production to launch in Russia in 2021

After interim difficulties, Zetta, Russia’s first electric vehicle, is now set to go into series production at the end of the year. The compact three-door electric vehicle is to be produced at the Togliatti plant in the Samara region. A fuel cell car is to follow by 2024.

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Jul 2, 2021 - 12:54 pm

Moscow will only procure electric buses from now

Moscow will stop buying new diesel buses this year and will henceforth only procure electric buses. This was announced by Mosgortrans, the operator of the bus and tram network in the Russian capital. By the end of the year, 1,000 electric buses are to be in use.

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Jun 2, 2021 - 12:37 pm

Russia to invest $10Bn in zero-emission technology by 2030

The Russian government plans to invest a total of 777 billion roubles (10.5 billion US dollars) in the development of battery and hydrogen vehicles by 2030. The goal is to have 1.5 million electric vehicles on Russian roads by that time, supported by 20,000 new charging stations.

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Mar 10, 2021 - 12:54 pm

Russia: Rosatom is planning to build a battery plant

The Russian nuclear corporation Rosatom has announced plans to build a battery factory. To help build capacities and expertise, Rosatom is taking a 49 per cent stake in Enertech International, a South Korean manufacturer of electrodes, lithium-ion cells and energy storage systems.

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Feb 23, 2021 - 06:04 pm

Moscow to electrify entire bus fleet by 2030

Moscow’s bus fleet is to be completely converted to purely electric buses by 2030. Mosgortrans, the operator of the bus and tram network in the Russian capital, says that the fleet is to be expanded to more than 2,000 electric buses.

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Sep 23, 2020 - 12:07 pm

The Zetta won’t getcha in Russia

The Zetta was to be Russia’s first electric car, and the Ministry of Industry wanted to see it brought to market. But recently, the deadlines for the start of production have been pushed further and further back.

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Apr 7, 2020 - 02:27 pm

MW Motor & UAZ will build an electric 469 Hunter

After the formidable Luka EV retro presented in 2018, the Czech company MW Motors is now attracting attention with a new project: MW Motors Spartan is a fully off-road electric vehicle based on the 469 Hunter from the Russian manufacturer UAZ.

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Jan 8, 2020 - 12:29 pm

Russian Cybertruck hits the road – with fossil fuels

Tesla’s Cybertruck apparently inspired Russian mechanics to modify an old Lada to look like the electric pickup. Seemingly missing the point, the Cybertruck replica still runs on a conventional combustion engine – at least the maker of the project added that he is thinking about installing an electric motor in the future.

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Dec 18, 2019 - 10:28 am

Kalashnikov takes aim for an electric racer

The Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov has presented another electric vehicle. Following a several durable vehicle concepts in the past, the new vehicle is limited to two wheels: The café racer is an electric motorcycle concept reminiscent of more classic British bikes.

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Oct 30, 2018 - 02:25 pm

FAA legalises ultralight Hoverbike for real

At the start of 2017, we told you about a hoverbike called Scorpion. Back then the company from Russia was ahead of the game of flying cars, although their VTOL is more of a hovering jet ski. Nonetheless, at least they had a flying prototype and have since advanced.

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Jul 16, 2018 - 05:56 pm

Tesla launching 5-minute deliveries of Model 3 (video)

As Tesla rushes to ramp up production of the Model 3, Elon Musk targets the next bottleneck: deliveries. Or hand-overs in store rather. They launched a ‘Sign and Drive’ programme for pick up appointments to get new buyers out the door in 5 minutes.

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Apr 9, 2018 - 12:38 pm

Partisan Motors presents electric SUV made for Putin

You can try to enter a market longterm or go in there with a bang, which is what Partisan Motors is trying to do. Their first electric SUV is called Partisan One and has been designed with a pretty particular client in mind – Russia’s President Vladimir Putin.

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Feb 15, 2018 - 07:58 pm

Belkommunmash delivers 40 trolley buses to Russia

Belarusian manufacturer Belkommunmash has delivered 40 new electric trolleybuses to the city of Togliatti in Russia. It is the largest delivery to Russia in the last three years. Belkommunmash buses are also operating in Minsk.

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Mar 30, 2017 - 07:57 am

Curling with cars.

In icy Russia curling fans have put a new spin on their game as they used tiny Oka cars instead of stones. It is unlikely the new sport will sweep away the wider public with excitement but it may offer a fun chance to put ICEs on the back burner, esp. in the Nordics.
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