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BelGee has opened a new Geely plant in Belarus to supply the Russian market

RusAutoNews.Com – The Chinese car manufacturer has opened a new Geely plant in Belarus, 90% of the products of which will be aimed for the Russian market, as reported by RNS.

Commercial vehicles Industry OEMs

Avtotor has started the full-cycle production of Hyundai trucks

RusAutoNews.Com – Avtotor plant has launched the full-cycle production of Hyundai trucks (HD78) in Kaliningrad, as reported by the company press office. “The full-cycle (welding – painting -assembly) production of Hyundai

Commercial vehicles Industry OEMs

The localisation rate of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic has exceeded 50%

Autostat – Mercedes-Benz Rus has successfully completed the first stage of the localisation of Mercedes-Benz Sprinter Classic. Along with a Russian made diesel engine, 50% localisation rate has been achieved

Commercial vehicles Industry OEMs

The production of FAW trucks will start in Primorye by the end of the year

Autostat – Yubo-Sumotori company in Primorye plans to put the first industrial party of FAW trucks on the market until the end of the year. GC Sumotori, specialised in the

Commercial vehicles Import Export

Truck imports to Russia up by 43% during January-September period

RusAutoNews.Com – As published by the Vedomosti newspaper, truck imports to Russia during January-September period of 2017 increased by 42,5% to 19,8 thousand units, according to the Russian Federal Customs House

Import Export Passenger cars

Car imports to Russia fell by 7% during January-September period

RusAutoNews.Com – As published by the Vedomosti newspaper, passenger car imports to Russia fell by 7,2% during January-September period of 2017, to 183,4 thousand vehicles, according to Russian Federal Customs House data.

Electric vehicles Government

Russian government has proposed transport tax exemption for electric vehicles

Interfax – The government of Russian Federation has brought an amendment to the Tax Code to the State Duma, proposing exemption from transport tax payments for electric vehicles from 2018 onwards.

Commercial vehicles Import Export OEMs

GAZ Group will supply LiAZ buses to Kazakhstan

RusAutoNews.Com – GAZ Group has signed a contract for the supply of 265 low-floor LiAZ buses to Kazakhstan, reported by the company press office. Modern comfortable buses, equipped with air

Electric vehicles Industry

Russia has invested in the Chinese electric vehicles developer NIO

RNS – Russian-Chinese Investment Fund [RCIF, founded by Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) and China Investment Corporation (CIC)] has made an investment in NIO, the Chinese electric vehicles developer, as reported

Electric vehicles Market

The sales of new electric cars amounted to 66 units

Autostat – According to Autostat, 66 electric cars have been sold in Russia, within the first nine months of 2017, indicating a 37,5% year-on-year increase (up from 48 units in 2016).