Three Brands of Electric Vehicles Will Start Production in Russia

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According to Alexander Morozov, deputy director of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, production of three electric vehicle brands – Zetta, Kama-1, and Motorinvest – will commence in Russia over the next two to three years, Vedomosti writes.

“I think the Lipetsk project (“ Motorinvest ”- Ed.) will be the first to enter the market. Zetta will be close behind him (subject to additional investment in the project). Then, I think, there will be “Kama,” all within the next two or three years, according to Morozov.

He stated that Kamaz is considering building a new independent plant in Russia to produce the Kama-1 electric vehicle in 2024-2025, while Zetta is currently being certified. Simultaneously, Lipetsk-based Motorinvest will sign a specific investment contract for the production of electric vehicles at its existing full-cycle plant.

As part of the government’s strategic direction “New technological environment,” the Ministry of Economic Development, the Ministry of Industry and Trade, and other involved government agencies and organisations are cooperating on a concept for the development of industry and use of electric transport in Russia up to 2030.

In April, the Ministry of Economic Development announced the basic parameters of the future concept: 1.5 million electric vehicles on the country’s roads by 2030, 20,000 charging stations, and 418 billion rubles in investment. The Public Chamber proposed promoting the sale of electric vehicles in Russia, including imported ones, as part of the concept work.