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Government has allocated 5 billion rubles for the purchase of school buses

  RNS. – The Russian Ministry of Industry and Commerce plans to allocate 5 billion rubles for the purchase of ambulances and school buses in 2018, according to a government decree.

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First electric buses have started operating in Moscow in regular transport

  RIA. – Electric buses have started running on the routes of Moscow for the first time, following the completion of the test period. The journeys will be free of charge

Government Industry

Russian government expects 13% growth in automotive industry in 2018

  RusAutoNewsCom. – Russian government expects 13% growth in automotive industry in 2018, as reported by RNS. According to a presentation of the Deputy Minister Alexander Morozov, the Ministry of Industry

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Duties on imported vehicles have been reduced in Russia

  Kommersant. – Duties on imported vehicles have been reduced in Russia. The rates of import duties on new and second hand vehicles will be reduced in the Customs Union

Government Industry OEMs

The government is pushing the OEMs towards the usage of Russian metal

  Kommersant. – The Ministry of Industry and Commerce intends to limit the access of car manufacturers, which do not use Russian metal in production, to government support, aluminium in particular,

Government Market

The government has extended the preferential car loans programme

  RusAutoNewsCom. – The duration of the preferential car loans programme has been extended to the 2018-2020 period, as published by the Russian Government. The preferential car loan programme has been

Aftermarket Government

107 obsolete GOST-R certification standards have been cancelled in Russia

Autostat – More than 100 obsolete GOST-R certification standards have been cancelled in Russia. A set of GOST-R 41.XX “Uniform regulations for the cerftification of vehicles” standards have been cancelled by a Rosstandart

Government Import Export Industry

Restrictions will be applied to car supplies in Eurasian Customs Union

Kommersant – According to Eurasian Economic Union decision No.72 of year 2014, the free circulation of automobiles in the territory of Eurasian Customs Union countries (Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan)

Electric vehicles Government Industry

Russia and Korea are carrying out negotiations on the creation of an engineering centre for the development of electric cars

RNS – Russia and Korea are carrying out negotiations for the establishment of a joint engineering centre to develop electric cars and buses. The relevant statement has been made by the

Government Industry Suppliers

Russia abolishes the preferences on component imports for industrial assembly of cars

Autostat – Russia has abolished the preferences on component imports for industrial assembly of cars (IAR), as a membership obligation to the WTO. As one may remember, the car manufacturers had