SEZ TECHNOPOLIS MOSCOW RESIDENT EQUIPS ANOTHER 200 ELECTRIC BUSES IN THE CAPITAL CITY

In 2021 the resident of SEZ Technopolis Moscow will supply components for 200 new electric buses in Moscow. A total of 600 units of electric passenger transport in Moscow will be equipped with the company’s products, said Vladimir Efimov, Vice-Mayor of Moscow for Economic policy and Land-property affairs.

“Today, most of the batteries and traction equipment for electric passenger transport running in the capital city are produced by a resident of Moscow SEZ. Earlier he already manufactured and delivered components for 400 electric buses in the city, and this year he will deliver batteries for another 200 such vehicles," said the Vice-Mayor.  

He also added that the company is Europe's largest manufacturer of batteries for electric buses and exports its products to Belarus, Turkey and the Middle East.

In June 2021 the Moscow park of electric buses reached 650 cars, by the end of the year it is planned to increase to one thousand units.

“Resident of Moscow SEZ uses lithium titanium batteries to equip the electric buses, which allows the cars to travel 40-50 kilometers on one charge, spending only 6 to 10 minutes to recharge. In addition, the applied engineering solutions allow electric buses to operate even at record low and high temperatures, which is very relevant to the changeable weather of the capital," said Alexander Prokhorov, Head of the Department of Investment and Industrial policy of Moscow.

The company received the status of a resident of SEZ Technopolis Moscow at the beginning  of 2021. At the Alabushevo site, the company plans to construct a plant for the production of batteries for electric buses and mass production of electric trucks.

According to Gennady Degtev, CEO of SEZ Technopolis Moscow, the maximum capacity of the plant will be one thousand sets of batteries and 500 electric trucks annually. Investments in the project will reach 375 million rubles. 

The status of a resident of the capital's special economic zone will allow the company to save significantly on taxes and other mandatory payments. This will enable the company to invest additional funds in the development of service maintenance of the equipment supplied.

At the end of 2020, DriveElectro presented Russia's first electrically-powered truck, Moskva. The electric vehicle was given to the country's largest retailer, Magnit, for test use. If the vehicle is successfully tested, the company plans to produce another 200 electric trucks for the retailer at its own plant.

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