Domestic expert Petr Bakanov told when Russians will be able to massively switch to electric cars. Gradually, such transport is gaining popularity both in the Russian Federation and all over the world.
Now the electric car market in Russia is developing slowly. This is due to the fact that the infrastructure in the country is still “poor”, and there is also a limited choice between models, the cost of which is quite high. At the same time, if cars with electric motors were more widespread, this would improve the environmental situation in cities. Bakanov believes that brands from China, which already offer affordable electric cars, will partly help solve the problem. There is also a market in the Russian Federation for used models with such power plants, they are brought, including from Japan.
There is also an increase in demand for used electric cars. The most popular model is the Nissan Leaf, writes NewInform. By the end of the year, a budget domestic car with an electric installation called Zetta may enter the market. The expert finds the underdeveloped infrastructure to be a more significant problem. This is a vicious circle, since manufacturers do not want to take cars where there is nothing to charge them, and the authorities do not want to invest in this area without observing demand.
Until this problem is solved, there is no need to wait for the development of the electric car market in the Russian Federation. There are few charging stations for such models even in large cities. In Moscow, the number of those does not even reach 130 units. Russians buy cars from Tesla, but only wealthy people who have access to an energy source at their site can afford them.