With internal combustion motors set to be phased out by 2030 it makes sense that Russia would follow US automaker Tesla and China’s NIO and start to develop their own version of the electronic vehicle (EV). KamAZ, one of Russia’s largest auto and truck makers released the “Kama-1” prototype last week designed by St. Petersburg State Polytechnic University.
Powered by a lithium-ion battery, the 80kw-109hp car can travel an estimated 250 kilometers on a single charge. Using a charging station, it’s able to charge up to 80% in just 20 minutes.
At this time, KamAZ isn’t planning wide-scale production of the Kama-1, but if company execs do decide to start selling the model, the expected retail price will be in the $15,000 range.