At least 10 new electric car models will be released in the Russian market

At least 10 new electric car models will be released in the Russian market


 

Autostat.- There were only 6 new electric car models in the Russian market 7 years ago. The number has risen to 16 in 2021 and at least 10 more models are on the way for 2022.

The official announcements made by car manufacturers promise the launch of the following models: Volvo XC40 Recharge, Volvo C40 Recharge, Hyundai Ioniq 5 (and maybe Ioniq 6), BMW iX, BMW i4 – M50, MINI Cooper SE, KIA EV6, Mercedes-Benz EQS and Mercedes- Benz EQE. Toyota bZ4X should also be added in the list, since the manufacturer plans the global launch by September 2022.

In the meantime, brave entrepreneurs who are not afraid of rises in utilisation fees may decide to take the Russian market by surprise, hoping to make the most of the opportunities in our market. It can be noticed through a closer look that there’s not a single Chinese electric car in the list, despite the fact that this segment is developing rapidly in the Celestial Empire and many brands, such as Chery are represented with whole lines of electric models domestically. Geely is another brand, looking forward to entering our market with Geometry C. In addition, it was reported that a batch of Skywell ET5 electric crossovers were brought to Chelyabinsk recently, to be offered to local residents for test drives, with the purpose of sales in 2022.

Russian manufacturers, on the other hand, may surprise us as well in the new year. The newbie Zetta may attempt for a re-launch and a possible introduction of two Aurus Komendant versions in spring, one being electric, is not off the cards either. In any case, this option has been discussed. Furthermore, UAZ has promised the organisation of the production of the electric version of Hunter for February 2022. In fact, in the light of the recent announcement made by the enterprise, concerning the closure of all new projects, the future of the new electric car model seems to be in doubt.