# What electric cars did the Russians buy in 2017?

Talk about electric cars has been going on since the 1980s, but the first electric cars began to appear on the streets of cities quite recently.

The global trend for cars using clean energy is gradually covering the CIS. In Russia, the number of electric cars is in the tens, but continues to grow every year. According to the AUTOSTAT agency, in 2017, 39 electric cars were sold in the Russian Federation. Demand, albeit slowly, is growing (for comparison: 33 units were sold in 2016).

We offer you to consider in detail how much they cost and what technical characteristics electric cars purchased by Russians in 2017 have.

**The most popular electric cars in Russia**

*Prices for electric cars Tesla and Renault are taken from catalogs of official Russian websites of companies. Nissan and Mitsubishi are average in the European market, since officially these cars are not sold in the Russian Federation.*

The most popular are Tesla electric cars: Model S and Model X. Of the total number of vehicles sold for these models, 27 are.

**Tesla Model S**is a sedan that has a top speed of 250 km / h, accelerates to 100 km / h in 2.5 seconds and has an engine power of 762 liters. from. At the same time, a charged battery lasts more than 600 km. The Model S is priced at $ 140,000–260,000.

**Tesla model x**- This is a hatchback designed for the whole family. Specifications are similar to Model S: the same 762 liters. with., the same maximum speed of 250 km / h. The power reserve is less: the battery will last for 400-540 km. Model X costs $ 120,000-260000.

Also in 2017, 8

**Nissan Leaf**electric

**cars**were sold in Russia in 2017 . Technical characteristics of the machine are as follows: 108 liters. sec., acceleration to 100 km / h in 10 s, the maximum speed is 150 km / h, and the range without recharging is 170 km. It looks more modest compared to electric cars Ilona Mask, but the price is several times lower: Leaf can be bought for $ 10,000–18,000.

Only 3

**Renault Twizy**found their owners in Russia in 2017. The double electric car with a length of only 2 meters is endowed with an engine power of only 11 horsepower, accelerates to 45 km / h in 6 seconds, the maximum speed is only 80 km / h, and the cruising range is 100 km. With such technical specifications, the price of Twizy is $ 14,000, which may have caused such inexpressive sales - for the same money you can buy the previous Nissan Leaf with more serious technical indicators.

In last place is the

**Mitsubishi i-MiEV**- 1 sold in Russia. The electric car accelerates to 100 km / h in 10 s, has a maximum speed of 130 km / h, and a fully charged battery will last 120 km. The price of i-MiEV ranges from 8,000 to 10,000 US dollars.

Name | Sales, pcs | Cost, $ | Max. speed | Power reserve |
---|---|---|---|---|

Tesla model s | 27 (Model S and Model X) | 140.000 - 260.000 | 250 km / h | > 600 km |

Tesla model x | 120.000 - 260.000 | 250 km / h | 400 - 540 km | |

Nissan Leaf | 8 | 10.000 - 18.000 | 150 km / h | 170 km |

Renault Twizy | 3 | 14,000 | 80 km / h | 100 km |

Mitsubishi i-MeEV | 1 | 8.000 - 10.000 | 130 km / h | 120 km |

25 out of 39 electric cars were purchased in Moscow and Moscow Region, 6 in the Primorsky and Khabarovsk Territories (4 and 2 units, respectively), 2 in Krasnodar and one each in St. Petersburg, Tatarstan, Irkutsk, Voronezh, Ryazan and Rostov Regions.

**Where to charge an electric car in Russia?**

Most gas stations in Russia, of course, in Moscow - a total of 39 stations. The leader in the number of recharges is PJSC Mosenergo - 13 units. ROSSETI and Emi each have 8 units, MOSOBLENERGO JSC and Tesla Wall Connector each have 3 stations, 2 are in MOSCOW TESLA CLUB stores, one is at Electricity LLC and another is at Skolkovo "(Tesla Supercharge high-speed charging station).

In St. Petersburg, the number of stations for recharging electric cars is slightly less - only 13, all of which are provided by EV-Time .

For comparison: in the USA, the number of gas stations reaches 16,000, and the total number of electric vehicles worldwide exceeded2 million. A complete map of gas stations can be viewed at plugshare.com .

The International Energy Agency reports that by the end of 2017 the number of electric cars sold will be about 1.2 million, and next year - 1.6 million. The

IEA also adds that half of the sales will be in China. In second place are the United States and Europe.

At present, China is a real leader in the electric transport market - only last year, more than 40% of electric vehicles sold accounted for the Middle Kingdom. And recently it became known that the country plans to ban the sale of gasoline cars at all.

Obviously, Russia is far behind the West in the number of electric vehicles purchased. This is understandable: given the more or less developed infrastructure only in Moscow and St. Petersburg, buying an electric car in the Russian Federation is not yet particularly profitable.

However, electric cars are becoming more popular, and the trend of growth in their sales (albeit very slow) is likely to continue in the next year.