Currently in Russia there is no automaker, which would deal with the production of electric vehicles on a commercial scale. The first such project to be launched in Astrakhan. A local company is going to start production of electric cars limited application.
As the Avto.Vesti.Ru in May 2012 in Astrakhan will begin mass production of electric vehicles, battery-powered microprocessor controlled — the know-how developed by the Astrakhan innovators have already applied in Skolkovo. The battery life is six years. The pilot sample under the working title "bravomobil" successfully passed the test today at the experimental pilot plant number 1 of the Ministry of the Interior.
Unusual name — "bravomobil" — machine was probably in honor of the producer of "Bravo Motors." Astrakhan electric car is a compact six-seater car with no doors that can be used to move through the parks, nature reserves or embankments, as well as the presentation events. According to the developers, Russia imports about 500 such vehicles, despite the limited scope of their application. The plans of the company — to produce two-, four-, six-and 12-seater electric vehicles, as well as elektrokatera that can be used as a water taxi to explore the city’s canals.
Production plans at "Bravo Motors’ yet. As the company’s CEO Konstantin Artemiev, the volume of production will depend on the number of orders.