Serial production of the first Russian electric car, Zetta, is planned to be launched by the end of 2021, Sputnik reports with reference to the Russian Industry and Trade Minister Denis Manturov.
According to the Minister, Zetta is the smallest electric car with three doors and a maximum speed of 120 kph (74.6 mph). It is currently being developed and already undergoing final tests to be mass-produced at the Togliatti plant, in the Samara region. The price of the car in the basic configuration will be 550,000 rubles ($77,000).
It is noted that the launch of Zetta mass production comes in order to achieve by 2030 a 10 per cent rate of electric cars among all cars produced in the country. Also, according to Manturov, the serial production of hydrogen-fueled Aurus, a Russian luxury car brand, is set to enter the market in 2024.