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The first Tesla Model 3 in Russia has been put on the market for $100.000

RNS – The launch of Tesla Model 3 sales has been announced at auto.ru portal. The automobile has a price tag of 5,95 million rubles (approximately 104 thousand USD). As told

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KAMAZ plans to launch autonomous trucks for the transport of components

RusAutoNews.Com – KAMAZ plans to start the usage of autonomous trucks in the transport of components at its Naberezhnye Chelny plant in 2018. The investment in the unmanned transport development

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New electric cars sales have increased by 29% in 2017 in Russia

Autostat – According to Autostat data, 95 new electric cars have been sold in Russia in 2017, indicating a 28,4% year-on-year increase (up from 74 units). Tesla has remained the leader

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The Volgabus-Vladimir electric bus plant has been opened

RusAutoNews.Com – Bakulin Motors Group has opened its new electric bus factory Volgabus-Vladimir in Vladimir region on 21 December, as reported by TASS. The facility will manufacture large-class electric and gas engine

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The sales of new electric cars amounted to 16 units in November 2017

Autostat – According to Autostat, 82 new electric cars have been sold in Russia, within the first eleven months of 2017, indicating a 30% year-on-year increase (up from 63 units in 2016). Tesla

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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).