Number of Electric Vehicles in Russia to Grow to 200,000 by 2020

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The Russian Minister of Energy Alexander Novak believes that the number of electric vehicles (EVs) in Russia could grow to 200,000 by 2020, according to Finmarket.

“Up to 200,000 electric cars may be operational in Russia by 2020, and around half of them in Moscow,” Novak mentioned in a report made at the ENES 2016 Forum.

The official also noted that Rosseti began the implementation of the national EV charging programme in 2012. The company installed around 30 charging facilities in Moscow, which is roughly the same amount that were installed in other major cities – St. Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Chelyabinsk and Sochi.

It was previously reported that as of Nov. 1, 2016, gas station owners will be able to install EV chargers.