The market of new electric cars in Russia continued to grow in September 2020 for the third month in a row, having increased four times compared to the same period last year, PRIME reports with reference to the analytical agency Avtostat. Moscow became the leader with 26 electric cars sold there. The top 5 also included St. Petersburg (11), the Moscow region (8), Chelyabinsk (4), and the Novosibirsk region (3).
In September 2020, Russian residents bought 91 new electric vehicles. The market for new electric cars has been growing for the third month in a row (in July it added 17 per cent, and in August 62 per cent). In total for the year 2020, the volume of the Russian market of new electric cars amounted to 341 units, which is 31 per cent more than in January-September last year.
According to analysts, the electric car segment owes such a significant growth to a new model, the Audi e-tron, which accounted for 30 per cent of the market or 27 units. Also among the purchased electric vehicles are Nissan Leaf and Tesla Model 3 (20 units each). Another 10 copies are Tesla Model X crossovers, which turned out to be slightly more popular than the Jaguar I-Pace (9 pieces).