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When can we expect a boom in electric vehicles in Russia?

When you drive along the M11 highway and need to refuel, you stop at a gas station where there is not a single employee, and use the terminal to refuel the car. In fact, in a dense forest, and this demonstrates that we are not completely hopeless yet and at least something is developing in our country. The same feeling arises when you come to Europe and unsuccessfully try to pay with your smartphone. It turns out that at least we can be ahead in some way.

But returning to our native land and watching the miserable attempts of our officials to establish separate waste collection or simply restore the road surface ten kilometers from Moscow to normal, you understand that we are still very far from civilization.

The situation with the development and promotion of electric transport evokes the same thoughts. So far, apart from the launch of electric buses by the Moscow authorities, no real steps have been taken in this direction, unfortunately. But it is already obvious to the whole world that this is the future.

But no, we, as always, have our own way. We do not want to encourage the import of electric cars, which we do not yet know how to make ourselves, and introduce protective duties on them. Our officials decided that we need to return customs duties on the import of electric vehicles - we don’t need this pampering, because people who can afford Tesla will easily pay customs duties. The fact that such a decision puts an end to the desire of many electric car manufacturers to start deliveries to the Russian market does not bother them. After all, it is quite obvious that in order to certify cars for operation on the roads of the Russian Federation, significant expenses are needed. And given the volume of sales of electric vehicles in our market, such expenses may never pay off, and only large manufacturers will be able to afford them, for which it will be important to show that they can create good electric cars and care about the future of our planet.

Yes, at the moment the market for electric vehicles in Russia is just a toddler compared to the markets of European countries, the USA or China, but it is obvious that if you do not develop infrastructure, do not encourage buyers to switch to electric vehicles and do not promote the development of production in this direction, you can just stay away.

The example of China is illustrative in this matter, especially in light of the fact that many opponents of the development of the electric car market in our country, as always, talk about our unique features - a huge territory, a harsh climate and the length of roads. It's like Norway or Sweden has a tropical climate, and China, apparently, is just a tiny country. However, if you look at the pace of electric car adoption in China, when the country at the state level decides that they need to reduce urban emissions and promote the development of advanced technologies, it becomes clear whose cars we will all be driving in ten years.

Judge for yourself: a few years ago, China did not have any infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles, at the same time, China claims that there are more than 2.2 million charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the country. The authorities are encouraging Chinese consumers to buy new electric vehicles. To do this, when buying an electric car, the owner of the car receives special green license plates, which, unlike the traditional white ones purchased when buying a car with an internal combustion engine, for example, in Shanghai, for $14,000, cost nothing and provide a lot of advantages with parking and movement. All this has spurred an unprecedented boom in the consumption of electric cars in China - today the Chinese are buying more electric cars than the rest of the world combined. And Chinese manufacturers offer their customers an increasing range of electric vehicles - from budget models to really ultra-modern cars that plug even Tesla into the belt.

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When can we expect a boom in electric vehicles in Russia?

When you drive along the M11 highway and need to refuel, you stop at a gas station where there is not a single employee, and use the terminal to refuel the car. In fact, in a dense forest, and this demonstrates that we are not completely hopeless yet and at least something is developing in our country. The same feeling arises when you come to Europe and unsuccessfully try to pay with your smartphone. It turns out that at least we can be ahead in some way.

But returning to our native land and watching the miserable attempts of our officials to establish separate waste collection or simply restore the road surface ten kilometers from Moscow to normal, you understand that we are still very far from civilization.

The situation with the development and promotion of electric transport evokes the same thoughts. So far, apart from the launch of electric buses by the Moscow authorities, no real steps have been taken in this direction, unfortunately. But it is already obvious to the whole world that this is the future.

But no, we, as always, have our own way. We do not want to encourage the import of electric cars, which we do not yet know how to make ourselves, and introduce protective duties on them. Our officials decided that we need to return customs duties on the import of electric vehicles - we don’t need this pampering, because people who can afford Tesla will easily pay customs duties. The fact that such a decision puts an end to the desire of many electric car manufacturers to start deliveries to the Russian market does not bother them. After all, it is quite obvious that in order to certify cars for operation on the roads of the Russian Federation, significant expenses are needed. And given the volume of sales of electric vehicles in our market, such expenses may never pay off, and only large manufacturers will be able to afford them, for which it will be important to show that they can create good electric cars and care about the future of our planet.

Yes, at the moment the market for electric vehicles in Russia is just a toddler compared to the markets of European countries, the USA or China, but it is obvious that if you do not develop infrastructure, do not encourage buyers to switch to electric vehicles and do not promote the development of production in this direction, you can just stay away.

The example of China is illustrative in this matter, especially in light of the fact that many opponents of the development of the electric car market in our country, as always, talk about our unique features - a huge territory, a harsh climate and the length of roads. It's like in Norway or Sweden the climate is directly tropical, and China, apparently, is just a tiny country. However, if you look at the pace of electric car adoption in China, when the country at the state level decides that they need to reduce urban emissions and promote the development of advanced technologies, it becomes clear whose cars we will all be driving in ten years.

Judge for yourself: a few years ago, China did not have any infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles, at the same time, China claims that there are more than 2.2 million charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the country. The authorities are encouraging Chinese consumers to buy new electric vehicles. To do this, when buying an electric car, the owner of the car receives special green license plates, which, unlike the traditional white ones purchased when buying a car with an internal combustion engine, for example, in Shanghai, for $14,000, cost nothing and provide a lot of advantages with parking and movement. All this has spurred an unprecedented boom in the consumption of electric cars in China - today the Chinese are buying more electric cars than the rest of the world combined. And Chinese manufacturers offer their customers an increasing range of electric vehicles - from budget models to really ultra-modern cars that plug even Tesla into the belt.

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When can we expect a boom in electric vehicles in Russia?

When you drive along the M11 highway and need to refuel, you stop at a gas station where there is not a single employee, and use the terminal to refuel the car. In fact, in a dense forest, and this demonstrates that we are not completely hopeless yet and at least something is developing in our country. The same feeling arises when you come to Europe and unsuccessfully try to pay with your smartphone. It turns out that at least we can be ahead in some way.

But returning to our native land and watching the miserable attempts of our officials to establish separate waste collection or simply restore the road surface ten kilometers from Moscow to normal, you understand that we are still very far from civilization.

The situation with the development and promotion of electric transport evokes the same thoughts. So far, apart from the launch of electric buses by the Moscow authorities, no real steps have been taken in this direction, unfortunately. But it is already obvious to the whole world that this is the future.

But no, we, as always, have our own way. We do not want to encourage the import of electric cars, which we do not yet know how to make ourselves, and introduce protective duties on them. Our officials decided that we need to return customs duties on the import of electric vehicles - we don’t need this pampering, because people who can afford Tesla will easily pay customs duties. The fact that such a decision puts an end to the desire of many electric car manufacturers to start deliveries to the Russian market does not bother them. After all, it is quite obvious that in order to certify cars for operation on the roads of the Russian Federation, significant expenses are needed. And given the volume of sales of electric vehicles in our market, such expenses may never pay off, and only large manufacturers will be able to afford them, for which it will be important to show that they can create good electric cars and care about the future of our planet.

Yes, at the moment the market for electric vehicles in Russia is just a toddler compared to the markets of European countries, the USA or China, but it is obvious that if you do not develop infrastructure, do not encourage buyers to switch to electric vehicles and do not promote the development of production in this direction, you can just stay away.

The example of China is illustrative in this matter, especially in light of the fact that many opponents of the development of the electric car market in our country, as always, talk about our unique features - a huge territory, a harsh climate and the length of roads. It's like in Norway or Sweden the climate is directly tropical, and China, apparently, is just a tiny country. However, if you look at the pace of electric car adoption in China, when the country at the state level decides that they need to reduce urban emissions and promote the development of advanced technologies, it becomes clear whose cars we will all be driving in ten years.

Judge for yourself: a few years ago, China did not have any infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles, at the same time, China claims that there are more than 2.2 million charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the country. The authorities are encouraging Chinese consumers to buy new electric vehicles. To do this, when buying an electric car, the owner of the car receives special green license plates, which, unlike the traditional white ones purchased when buying a car with an internal combustion engine, for example, in Shanghai, for $14,000, cost nothing and provide a lot of advantages with parking and movement. All this has spurred an unprecedented boom in the consumption of electric cars in China - today the Chinese are buying more electric cars than the rest of the world combined. And Chinese manufacturers offer their customers an increasing range of electric vehicles - from budget models to really ultra-modern cars that plug even Tesla into the belt.

Back to news »

When can we expect a boom in electric vehicles in Russia?

When you drive along the M11 highway and need to refuel, you stop at a gas station where there is not a single employee, and use the terminal to refuel the car. In fact, in a dense forest, and this demonstrates that we are not completely hopeless yet and at least something is developing in our country. The same feeling arises when you come to Europe and unsuccessfully try to pay with your smartphone. It turns out that at least we can be ahead in some way.

But returning to our native land and watching the miserable attempts of our officials to establish separate waste collection or simply restore the road surface ten kilometers from Moscow to normal, you understand that we are still very far from civilization.

The situation with the development and promotion of electric transport evokes the same thoughts. So far, apart from the launch of electric buses by the Moscow authorities, no real steps have been taken in this direction, unfortunately. But it is already obvious to the whole world that this is the future.

But no, we, as always, have our own way. We do not want to encourage the import of electric cars, which we do not yet know how to make ourselves, and introduce protective duties on them. Our officials decided that we need to return customs duties on the import of electric vehicles - we don’t need this pampering, because people who can afford Tesla will easily pay customs duties. The fact that such a decision puts an end to the desire of many electric car manufacturers to start deliveries to the Russian market does not bother them. After all, it is quite obvious that in order to certify cars for operation on the roads of the Russian Federation, significant expenses are needed. And given the volume of sales of electric vehicles in our market, such expenses may never pay off, and only large manufacturers will be able to afford them, for which it will be important to show that they can create good electric cars and care about the future of our planet.

Yes, at the moment the market for electric vehicles in Russia is just a toddler compared to the markets of European countries, the USA or China, but it is obvious that if you do not develop infrastructure, do not encourage buyers to switch to electric vehicles and do not promote the development of production in this direction, you can just stay away.

The example of China is indicative in this matter, especially in light of the fact that many opponents of the development of the electric car market in our country speak, as always, about our unique features - a vast territory, a harsh climate and the length of roads. It's like in Norway or Sweden the climate is directly tropical, and China, apparently, is just a tiny country. However, if you look at the pace of electric car adoption in China, when the country at the state level decides that they need to reduce urban emissions and promote the development of advanced technologies, it becomes clear whose cars we will all be driving in ten years.

The example of China is illustrative in this regard. especially in light of the fact that many opponents of the development of the electric car market in our country, as always, talk about our unique features - a huge territory, a harsh climate and the length of roads. It's like in Norway or Sweden the climate is directly tropical, and China, apparently, is just a tiny country. However, if you look at the pace of electric car adoption in China, when the country at the state level decides that they need to reduce urban emissions and promote the development of advanced technologies, it becomes clear whose cars we will all be driving in ten years.

Judge for yourself: a few years ago, China did not have any infrastructure for the use of electric vehicles, at the same time, China claims that there are more than 2.2 million charging stations for electric vehicles installed in the country. The authorities are encouraging Chinese consumers to buy new electric vehicles. To do this, when buying an electric car, the owner of the car receives special green license plates, which, unlike the traditional white ones purchased when buying a car with an internal combustion engine, for example, in Shanghai, for $14,000, cost nothing and provide a lot of advantages with parking and movement. All this has spurred an unprecedented boom in the consumption of electric cars in China - today the Chinese are buying more electric cars than the rest of the world combined. And Chinese manufacturers offer their customers an increasing range of electric vehicles - from budget models to really ultra-modern cars that plug even Tesla into the belt.