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21 electric cars have been sold in Russia during the January-May period 

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 21 electric cars have been sold in Russia, within the first five months of 2017, indicating a 16% year-on-year decrease (down from 25 units). Tesla

OEMs

St. Petersburg automotive industry has grown by 31% in the first half of 2017

RusAutoNews.Com – According to Auto-Dealer-SPb data, Hyundai, Nissan and Toyota factories, established in St. Petersburg, have manufactured 170,400 automobiles during the January-June period of 2017, which is equivalent to a

Government Service

City Hall: Moscow is developing a flying taxi

TASS – A Moscow company is working on the creation of a flying motorcycle and an air taxi, as told by the director of the capital city’s department of science, industrial

Aftermarket Government Import Export

Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service has urged OEMs against the prevention of genuine spare parts imports

RNS – Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) tries to motivate the manufacturers of car spare parts and medical equipments not to interfere with the imports of genuine spare parts or equipments

Commercial vehicles Electric vehicles OEMs

The first Volgabus electric bus has been introduced

Autostat – Volgabus has introduced the new 12-metre low-floor electric bus City Rhythm-12E. The vehicle is charged from a standard 380V power source nightly. The lithium-polymer batteries, which work effectively for

Market Passenger cars

The sales of Chinese automobiles up by 11% in Russia in June 2017

Autostat – According to the AEB data, the number of Chinese automobiles sold in Russia has increased by 11% year-on-year in June 2017, with 2651 vehicles. Lifan has once more

Industry

Industrial production in Russia has risen 2% in the first half of 2017

RusAutoNews.Com – As stated by Rosstat, industrial production in Russia has risen 2%  year-on-year within the January-June 2017 period, compared to the same period of 2016. Industrial production has risen by

Government Import Export

Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service warned Daimler and Renault

RNS – “The Russian Federal Antimonopoly Service (FAS) has issued warnings to Daimler AG (Germany), CIB Corporation (Japan), Renault AS (France) and YD-Diagnostics (South Korea) against the violation of the antimonopoly

OEMs

Nissan Europe announces growth plans for St. Petersburg Plant

RusAutoNews.Com – Nissan Europe has announced the launch of a second shift at its manufacturing plant in St. Petersburg, Russia, reflecting the positive growth outlook for the country’s car market.

Import Export Market

LADA sales up by 32% in EU during the first half of 2017

Autostat –  A total number of 2,5 thousand new LADA automobiles have been sold in EU countries within the January-June 2017 period. The sales figure indicates a 31.7% year-on-year rise.