By mid-2021, there were 12,290 electric passenger cars in Russia with 35 per cent of them concentrated in only three regions of the country. As noted by experts, the Russian fleet of electric vehicles is quite small, making up less than 0.03 per cent of the total number of passenger cars.
It is specified that the biggest number of electric cars of all the country’s territory is recorded in the Primorsky Territory. There were 1,572 such vehicles registered by the middle of this year, i.e. about one in eight electric vehicles in the country. Specialists explained Primorye’s leadership in the regional ranking mostly due to the import of electric cars (almost all of them are Nissan Leaf with right–hand drive) from Japan.
In second place in terms of the volume of the “electric park” is the Irkutsk region, which has 1,381 electric cars. Moscow is just a bit behind with 1,360 cars in its fleet. It should be noted that only the listed three subjects of the Russian Federation have a fleet of electric cars exceeding 1,000 vehicles, so in total, they own 35 per cent of the total volume of such cars around the country.
Also, there are 812 such vehicles in Khabarovsk Krai, 596 in Krasnodar Krai, the Moscow Region (521 vehicles), the Novosibirsk Region (516 vehicles), St. Petersburg (417 vehicles), the Amur Region (393 vehicles), and the Krasnoyarsk Territory (377 vehicles). In each of the remaining subjects of the Russian Federation, the number of electric cars does not reach 250 vehicles.