AVTOVAZ has started to manufacture its first electric car El Lada

AVTOVAZ has started to manufacture its first electric car El Lada

Auto.vesti.ru – AVTOVAZ has started the small-scale serial production of its first electric car El Lada. The first party production, which consists of 100 vehicles, will be sent to Stavropol Region to be used as taxis. An agreement proposing the sale of 100 electric cars to the regional administration had been signed between AVTOVAZ and the government of Stavropol Region on 30.08.2012. The Russian manufacturer has delivered the first of these automobiles to the regional administration.

Electric car El Lada have a maximum velocity of 130 km/h and can travel a distance of 150 km, once charged for 8 hours. The components used in the vehicles such as; electric engines, inverters and DC/DC blocks are being supplied by the Swiss company MES. The lithium-phosphate-iron batteries are made in China, on the other hand. Charging equipment belong to another Swiss company Brusa. El Lada, designed based upon Lada Kalina, had been launched during the Moscow Auto Show 2012. The vehicle weighs 1200 kg.