By Alexander Petrov, for Eurasia Network, January 9, 2022

Smolenskyi Boulevard, Moscow, December 2021 – Photo credits : Eurasia Network.

The Leningradsky railway station in Moscow installed its first electric vehicle charging station.  This was reported on December 30 by the Russian Railways corporation.

Drivers will be able to use this charging station for free until June 2022, during the testing phase.

The equipment installed at the station can charge two cars at once. Each output can deliver 32A and 22kW. The temperature range for the charging station to work properly varies from minus 30 to plus 45 degrees Celsius.

Denis Manturov, Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said on December 30 that the first serial electric car will appear on Russian roads in 2022 or 2023.

The total production of electric vehicles in Russia until 2030 should exceed 730 thousand units according to the Minister.

Denis Manturov noted that from 2022 a new support measure should be launched for Russian light electric vehicles – within the framework of preferential car loans, it will be possible to receive a discount of 25%, but not more than 625 thousand rubles.

Read also : 8 things to know about electric cars in Russia

In August it became known that the Russian automaker AvtoVAZ plans to launch the production of Lada electric vehicles in 2027–2028. The plant will discuss these plans with the Russian federal government.

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