43 electric cars have been sold in Russia during the January-June period

43 electric cars have been sold in Russia during the January-June period

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 43 electric cars have been sold in Russia, within the first six months of the year: 30 Tesla (-12%), 9 Nissan Leaf (+125%) and 4 Mitsubishi i-MiEV (-79%).

The analysts share the opinion that the electric cars have not become popular, due to the insufficiency of infrastructure in the country. Furthermore, the prices of electric vehicles are far more expensive than the fossil fuel ones. Hybrid automobiles also suffer due to similar circumstances.

140 (82 Tesla) and 96 electric cars had been sold in Russia, in 2014 and 2013 respectively.