Launch of Zetta production in Russia in 2021
After intermediate difficulties, Zetta, Russia’s first electric vehicle, is expected to enter series production at the end of the year. The three-door compact electric vehicle will be produced at the Togliatti plant in the Samara region. A fuel cell car is expected to follow by 2024.
This is reported by Sputnik International with reference to a television interview with the Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Manturov. “Zetta is the smallest electric car in development and in final testing; we plan to launch its mass production by the end of this year, ”Manturov told the Russian broadcaster. RBK TV. The vehicle is expected to reach a top speed of 120 km / h. The price of the basic version is 550,000 rubles (about 6,300 euros).
Zetta’s production start was originally scheduled for 2020, but had to be postponed due to the Corona pandemic as well as funding difficulties. In September of last year, circles of the Public Foundation for Development heard that Zetta could become an air bubble without a private investor.
Russia wants electric cars to account for ten percent of the country’s total vehicle production by 2030. Serial production of the hydrogen-powered Aurus, a Russian premium car brand, is also set to begin, according to Manturov. in 2024. “By 2024, we plan to develop a mass-produced model that will be introduced to the market,” he said. A first model of the Aurus hydrogen Senate was presented at the end of May.