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17 April , 12:27

Russia plans to create electric vehicle charging service

First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Andrey Belousov, at a meeting on the development of charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, stated the need to study the issue of creating a digital environment to make electric vehicles as efficient and accessible as possible.

“In the next 6 years, charging stations should increase more than 10 times. As their number increases, motorists must have comfortable access to up-to-date information about their work,” noted Andrey Belousov.

The First Deputy Prime Minister also ordered the development of a minimum set of requirements for national charging station services, which should cover the majority of Russian regions. These requirements, in particular, include the need to monitor the status of the station and individual connectors in real-time, identify stations in map services, and the ability to receive feedback on the operation of stations from other users.

He emphasized, “To popularize the electric vehicle market, we must not only make stations accessible to the public but also create a system, a digital connection, based on which operators will develop their services for the convenience of consumers.”

Currently, Russia has about 1,150 charging stations; almost all were put into operation as part of the government’s “Electric and Hydrogen Car” initiative and a particular subsidy program that has been in effect since 2022. The country's fleet of electric vehicles has increased to more than 40,000 vehicles, of which about 10,000 were produced in Russia.

As Bashinform News Agency reported, a pilot project to create fast charging stations for electric vehicles is being implemented in the republic; 23 such facilities are already operating. In the fall of 2021, there were 13 charging stations throughout the region.

Author: Elina Akhmetova

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