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More than 360,000 automobiles have been sold within the frame of government support programmes

RusAutoNews.Com – More than 360,000 Russian made automobiles have been sold within the scope of government support programmes since the turn of the year, as stated by the Minister of Industry


The localisation rate of Ford engines has reached 78% in the Russian plant

RusAutoNews.Com – Ford Sollers has announced that the localisation rate of the 1.6 litres Ford Duratec engines, manufactured in Russia, has reached 78%. The high level of localisation has been achieved,


Avtotor has raised its forecast for production growth in 2017 to 50%

RNS – Car manufacturer from Kaliningrad: Avtotor has raised its forecast for production growth in 2017, following the results of the first half of the year and adjusted the plans for

Market Passenger cars

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


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

RAS – 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 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 cars sold in Russia has increased by 11% year-on-year in June 2017, with 2651 vehicles. Lifan has once more


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

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