AvtoVAZ delivered the first five electric EL LADA in Kislovodsk — the capital of the resort area of the Caucasian Mineral Waters (CMW). The new holiday season for the first time in Russia will begin large-scale use of electric brand LADA.
The solemn ceremony of transfer of vehicles took place with the participation of the vice-governor of the Stavropol Territory Yuri Tyrtyshova, members of the government of the region, representatives of AvtoVAZ and GC "Rostekhnadzor." Director of engineering vehicle of "AvtoVAZ" Sergei Kurdyuk and vice-governor and the head of the enterprise "Motorcade 1721" Shamil Kassymov cut the symbolic ribbon start of the project. By the beginning of the holiday season in the region will have to drive 90 such electric taxi EL LADA, the press service of the plant.
AvtoVAZ president Igor Komarov said in a video message: "We are moving to a new stage. The theme of electric vehicles in the country has moved from the field of theoretical discussion of the problems, challenges and possible ways of implementing the accumulation of actual operating experience of electric vehicles. The initiative of the Stavropol region to introduce electric vehicles in the domestic region — a breakthrough. We are starting a large-scale practical use of electric cars in the Russian Federation. "
EL LADA project is partly subsidized from the budget of the Stavropol Territory. Realizing the company received a grant — 35 million rubles, of which 3.5 million will go to the organization of the infrastructure for electric vehicles, including — their refueling stations and service.
In 2012, the electric EL LADA passed a set of tests in OAO "AvtoVAZ" and in the CMS, which showed high performance results. Then the car was presented to the Governor and the Government of Stavropol Territory.