Company Zetta has announced the sale budget electric the Russian production, which in the basic configuration will cost 450 000 rubles (about $ 7,000 at current). It is a small three-door “city-Mobil” with the electric drive on two or four wheels. About 40% of all production models will be equipped with front-wheel drive. And before you cry “How’s that, Elon Musk“, adding that all the components manufactured in Russia. In addition to the battery — it makes the GE Power Technology, China.
How to make electric cars in Russia
Despite the fact that the electric car will be us 99%, in monetary terms, Chinese engine will be half the cost of the electric vehicle. In December 2019, the company will present about ten experimental samples series and will start selling. Next year it is planned to produce 2000 machines, and then increase that to 15,000 cars a year. The Assembly will be carried out not more than 200 people.
Zetta develop electric car in 2016; in 2017 showed the prototype. Then designed the conveyor, and in 2019 built. Zetta will collect in the production in Togliatti.
The technical specifications of one list:
- Dimensions: 1600 × 3030 × 1760 mm
- Battery type: LiFePO4 or Li-NiCoM
- Battery capacity: 10-32 kWh
- Mileage on a single charge: 200-560 km (depending on battery capacity)
- Curb weight: 486-708 kg (depending on battery capacity).
- Total torque: front wheel drive — 1050 Nm, all-wheel drive is 1750 Nm.
- Maximum speed: 120 km/h (limited by controller).
- The size of the Luggage compartment: 180 liters.
- Brake system: dual (electrical + mechanical), ABS and ESP.
- Heating system: available.
- Air conditioning: in stock.
- Keyless entry: available.
You can charge from the socket
Why 450 000 rubles, you ask? Largely because of the serious state support: R & d supported by the Ministry of industry and mass production helped the monocities development Fund: the total investment in the project amounted to about 450 million rubles.
“Now the production is completed by 70%, to the end of the year should terminate, if not financial hardship. In August, the car should go for certification, by September-October to get it, and since December has begin the sale. It will have a serial machine. All validation testing, the vehicle has already passed”, — says CEO of Zetta Denis schurovskiy.
What the market is waiting for compact electric vehicles Zetta? First and foremost, on budget and to compete in the local automotive industry with AVTOVAZ; the second — electric vehicles in Russia, almost nobody does. According to Shchurovsky, exports will account for more than half of the cars. Interest has already been expressed by several Russian companies and a major player in the automotive market of Kazakhstan. Plans Zetta export sales is 50%: it is the UAE, Jordan, Kuwait and several countries in North Africa.
It is unclear how to charge electric cars on the periphery and who will go on Zetta, for example, in Moscow. Today over 450 000 rubles, you can buy quite a good machine, if used, and in extreme cases — to take Ravon Nexia for 449 000 rubles (no ads). Or, if not to go, something like a Lada Granta. However, until the 2020-21 year, when Zetta plans to expand production by 100%, a lot can change in people’s attitude to petrol the Smoking and steaming of the iron brothers.
And yet — type air… How about THIS, Elon Musk? Come on in to our chat in Telegram, if run by Tesla.