AvtoVAZ intends to start production of electric vehicles under the Lada brand in 2027-2028, said the president of the company, Nicolas Maure. This was reported to “Vedomosti” in the press service of the automaker.
“We hope that Lada will start producing electric vehicles in 2027-2028. These are the plans that we will discuss with the government, how this can be implemented, ”Mor said.
The day before, the government adopted a concept for the development of electric transport until 2030. The total budget is estimated at 591 billion rubles, of which 80% are non-budgetary sources. The concept envisages the creation of 72,000 electric stations and 1000 hydrogen stations throughout the country in nine years.
In mid-August, Vedomosti learned that the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) received a proposal from Belarus to extend until December 31, 2023, the zero import customs duty rate for electric vehicles. The duty was zeroed in May 2020 for a period until the end of 2021 to create incentives for the formation of charging infrastructure, as well as taking into account the lack of production of electric vehicles in the EAEU and the fall in national currencies.