Posts Tagged: Electric Vehicles in Russia

Moscow stops buying diesel buses, will have 1,000 electric buses by the end of 2021

Moscow boasts the largest fleet of electric transit buses in Europe. By the end of 2021, there will be 1,000 e-buses on the streets of the Russian capital. Now the Moscow transit authority reports that it will generally buy no more diesel buses. “Starting this year, by the decision of the Mayor of Moscow, we… Read more »

Drive Electro to supply components for another 200 electric buses in Moscow

Russia may not be thought of as an EV hotspot, but it appears that Moscow boasts the most charged bus system in Europe—the capital’s transit fleet includes 600 battery-electric buses, and that number is slated to increase to 1,000 vehicles by the end of the year. Most of the batteries and propulsion equipment for the… Read more »

KAMAZ opens Moscow center to build electric buses

Russian truck manufacturer KAMAZ has opened a plant to produce electric buses on the property of the Sokolniki Car Repair and Construction Plant (SVARZ) in Moscow. An assembly line designed to produce up to 500 electric buses per year will operate at SVARZ as the first stage. In the second stage, KAMAZ will construct another… Read more »

Moscow aims to electrify its entire bus fleet by 2032

Moscow is rapidly electrifying its municipal bus fleet. The Russian capital began replacing diesel buses with electric buses in 2018, and now operates some 600 e-buses on 42 routes. Over the next 4 years, the city plans to buy 2,675 more units, and authorities expect to have converted the entire fleet to electric drive by… Read more »

Moscow manufacturer introduces electric bus powertrain

Moscow-based NPP ITELMA, a developer and manufacturer of vehicle electronics, has introduced a full powertrain system for electric buses. The system will make it possible to convert any modern bus to electric drive, the company said. The company says its system can reduce EV energy consumption by 25% and increase e-bus range by up to… Read more »

Europe’s largest electric bus fleet adds its 500th vehicle

What city currently operates the largest fleet of electric buses in Europe? It’s not Oslo or Amsterdam, but Moscow, which just launched its 500th electric bus. Moscow’s electric fleet is thus the largest in Europe. That’s right—as of October, there were 300 electric buses in London, 259 in Paris, 200 in Berlin and 164 in… Read more »

Moscow’s fleet of 450 e-buses to grow to 2,600 by 2024

Electric buses are proliferating, many of them far beyond the expected early-adopting cities. Russia is hardly an EV hotspot, but there are already 450 electric buses on the streets of Moscow, running on 36 routes. The capital prides itself on having one of the largest e-bus fleets outside of China. Mosgortrans, the city’s major bus… Read more »

Public chargers going online in Moscow, nationwide network planned

The Russian electricity company Rosseti has installed a public EV charging station in a Moscow parking lot, the first of 150 that will be deployed in the city’s public parking lots by the end of next year. Rosseti already operates a network of about 30 charging stations on Moscow streets and highways and at shopping… Read more »

Russian Prime Minister orders all gas stations to install EV charging stations

Well, that’s one way to get a charging network rolled out in a hurry. Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has decreed that all gas stations must be equipped with public EV chargers by November 2016, the Moscow Times reported. Critics immediately pointed out the incongruity of such a sweeping measure in a country that is… Read more »

Russian corporation develops charging station, network agency plans charging network

KRET, part of the Russian state corporation Rostec, has developed what it calls a universal charging station for electric vehicles. According to Rostec, the State Ryazan Instrument Plant has made three working prototypes of the FORA charging station, one of which operates at Level 2, and two that deliver a DC fast charge at 20… Read more »