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Smart electric cars will hit the Russian roads in 2018

Wroom – The official sales of Smart electric cars will start in Russia in 2018. The relevant statement has been made by the press office of Mercedes-Benz Rus to Wroom.ru website.

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The cancellation of transport tax for electric cars has been turned down

Kolesa.ru – The State Duma Committee on Budget and Taxes has refused to grant transport tax exemption to electric cars owners, as of the beginning of 2018. Such an initiative was

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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.

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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

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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).

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Electric cars production will start in Primorye in 2019

Autostat – Electric cars production will start in Primorye in Russia. The construction of Prometheus factory, a joint project of Sumotori Group and its Japanese partners, will begin next year.

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Tesla electric cars sales have grown by 92% in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 46 Tesla electric cars have been sold in Russia within the first nine months of 2017, which is equivalent to a 92% year-on-year rise

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Italian Enel plans to establish an electric car-sharing company in Moscow with 400 vehicles

RusAutoNews.Com – As reported by the Vedomosti newspaper,  Russian Direct Investment Fund (RFPI) and Italian company Enel have plans to bring electric car-sharing to Moscow. The agreement is planned to be signed

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Only 50 electric cars have been sold in Russia during the January-August period

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 50 electric cars have been sold in Russia, within the first eight months of 2017, indicating a 35% year-on-year increase (up from 37 units). Tesla

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Russian autonomous vehicle has been presented at Frankfurt Motor Show 2017

Autostat –  The developer of Volgabus project: Bakulin Motors Group has presented the first Russian autonomous vehicle Matryoshka at Frankfurt Motor Show. The unmanned Matryoshka system allows the realisation of