Russian army puts up bridge across Euphrates in record time to deploy heavy arms and aidMilitary & Defense September 26, 10:19
Roscosmos may help South Korea develop Naro space centerScience & Space September 26, 9:41
Poroshenko demands Russia be excluded from Donbass peacekeeping missionWorld September 26, 8:34
Russia delivers 10 airstrikes against terrorists in Syria’s IdlibMilitary & Defense September 26, 8:22
Bus crash in Russia’s south kills six, injures 20 passengersSociety & Culture September 26, 8:07
UN mission in Ukraine has no powers to assess situation in Crimea, diplomats noteWorld September 25, 21:11
Gentlefan continues: Manchester United fans to get raincoats ahead of encounter with CSKASport September 25, 20:30
US-led coalition denies charges of US units leading Syrian 'opposition' through IS linesWorld September 25, 18:49
Supplies of S-400 systems to Turkey may begin within two yearsMilitary & Defense September 25, 18:14
MOSCOW, August 11. /TASS/. A gradual transition to electric cars may take place in Russia within the next ten years, Russian Transport Minister Maxim Sokolov told the Rossiya-24 TV channel on Thursday night.
"The gradual transition will be carried out within the coming decade. A pilot project is currently under way in Moscow. Once it is complete, we will take measures to promote this 'transport of the future' in other cities," he said.
The minister added that the transition to electric cars requires improvements in infrastructure and measures to encourage drivers to switch to such vehicles, including through cancellation of the transport tax.
"This is a natural process that requires some support, maybe through tax breaks. This includes the transport tax, which is within the competence of Russian regional administrations," he said.
The Izvestia newspaper earlier reported that Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev tasked ministers with developing measures to support electric cars in Russia.
In order to develop electric transport, Russia has been implementing a mechanism of state support since the beginning of 2017 which sets out subsidies for city electric vehicle producers - trolley buses, tramways and electric buses. The draft Russian Car Industry Development Strategy until 2025 determines electric and unmanned vehicles, as well as connected cars, as the industry’s main development trends.