December 7, 2021

source: Motoring Research

Russia To Produce New Electric Car This Year- Industry Minister

MOSCOW – Russian small private carmaker Zetta is designing an electric car and plans to launch production this year, Russia’s Industry and Trade Minister, Denis Manturov, said on Friday.

The auto industry in Russia, a global oil and gas exporter, has no successful electric car projects at present and analysts see slim prospects in the near future primarily due to poor charging infrastructure.

There were 5,960 electric cars sold in Russia last year including 687 new ones, and the entire fleet of electric cars in the country is just over 10,000, according to the Autostat analytical agency,

Zetta, a startup carmaker based in Tolyatti, the home of AvtoVaz, which produced the Soviet and Russian Lada, is designing a series of electric vehicles, including an urban car and a commercial cargo vehicle, the company’s website says.