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Transport Minister: Russia in the next 10 years will switch to electric cars

Maxim Sokolov in an interview with TV channel “Russia-24” said that for the future transport needs to improve infrastructure and to encourage people to buy electric cars.

Minister of transport Maxim Sokolov said that only his office has not endorsed the idea of introducing the environmentally friendly areas in towns and cities, where will be banned the entry of vehicles with internal combustion engines. Simply because at this stage it is premature. However, the sustainability of transport in cities is a priority of the transport strategy until 2030. Today in the framework of this program already established agencies to promote natural gas fuel, electric vehicle in the near future too will conquer our cities. A gradual transition to electric cars will happen in the next ten years, the Minister said. This process is active all around the world. Our neighbors, for example, in China, a large part of the vehicle fleet, especially in large urban areas, is translated into the buses. The Minister noted that this is a natural process which we should encourage, for example, abolishing the transport tax for electric transport, and the experience of this already. It is also necessary to improve the infrastructure of gas stations to put matching blocks, which will ensure elektronaladka. Well, roads need to be put in the appropriate state so they could move as electric vehicles and drones.

  • Recall Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at the meeting for electric and unmanned transport was commissioned to develop a series of measures to stimulate the introduction of new technologies in Russia.
  • Do not let cars with internal combustion engines to environmentally friendly areas of cities and resort areas suggested that the head of KAMAZ Sergey Kogogin. He also considers it necessary to allocate free Parking spaces for electric cars at the municipal Parking lots.
  • In the nearest plans of the city authorities public transport you to convert to electric.

Photo: Mikhail Metzel/TASS

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