According to the Committee of the AEB Automobile Manufacturers in Russia (AEB), the implementation of new passenger cars and light commercial (LCV) vehicles in the country from January to June of this year increased by 371 thousand 556 units. and amounted to 13 989 thousand cars.
Growth in sales in May 2011 compared to May of the previous year was 48% or 235 thousand 170 vehicles. Among the top ten bestselling models of passenger cars for the first five months of 2011, nine — in Russia.
AvtoVAZ Lada cars sold in January-May 2011, 236 thousand 511 units (an increase of 39% over the same period of 2010).
Chevrolet — 63 thousand 434 units. (+49%);
Renault — 59 thousand 139 units. (Increase 75%);
KIA — 58 thousand 394 units. (64%);
Hyundai — 57 thousand 602 units. (85%);
Toyota — 50 thousand 191 units. (109%)
Nissan — 49 thousand 443 units. (+135%).
Ford — 40 thousand 689 units. (+38%),
Daewoo — 35 thousand 725 units. (+43%),
Volkswagen — 34 thousand 350 units. (+98%),
GAZ — 31 thousand 209 units. (35%).
As long as growth continues by inertia, due to the "post-crisis" recovery. However, how long it will remain positive trend automotive market, it is not absolutely clear.
"Phantom" gasoline crisis still haunting the country. Tuvan "petrol shock" could be repeated in St. Petersburg, Irkutsk region, Buryatia, Primorye. To combat the shortage of fuel, Vladimir Putin extended the higher export duties until July 1. And in the Ministry of Energy talked about the need to nationalize the oil refinery for independent producers in the European part of Russia. This nationalization is to create competition. Globally, to keep the fuel crisis, the countries of OPEC in Vienna decided to increase oil production in the 0.7-1 million bbl. / Day. As far as this measure will be effective is not clear.
The gasoline tension still persists in many regions of Russia, in the CIS countries, and against the background of recent world events gasoline crisis could become a world. Rosstat published data for May, and according to them, a week from 16 to 22 May, the growth in average gasoline prices was registered in 68 centers in Russian regions.
True, the automakers have a way out — to actively develop "green" technology: to invest in the production of environmentally friendly vehicles with engines that deliver low CO2 emissions, the so-called eco-cars. Looking through the posts from the car companies, it can be concluded that the electricity generated is another area of energy consumption — cars. The share of electric vehicles in the car park of the world is now rapidly increasing.
Among the "green cars" of the most common cars and worked with "hybrid" systems. Toyota and Honda still rely on the "hybrids", without losing sight of the creation and development of electric vehicles.
Management estimates Tesla, two decades later, the majority sold in the U.S. market, the new models will elektroavtomobili. Leaders in the development and production of electric vehicles in Japan are company Nissan Motor Co. Corporation and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Major impediments to increasing the share of sales of these vehicles are:
First, the lack of infrastructure to recharge the batteries,
Second, the high cost compared with conventional cars with internal combustion engines, mainly because of the expensive batteries
thirdly, for the short range of electric vehicles on a single charge, at best — of up to 160 km.
The price of cars with power batteries is constantly decreasing and approaching the price of cars with internal combustion engines in the same class.
Consumers increasingly are choosing to purchase electric vehicles including lower operating costs, such as significantly lower cost of energy than gasoline per kilometer.