Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Mitsubishi i-MiEV

If you ever wondered how electric car sales are progressing in the largest country (at least by area), here we spot some news from Russia.

In the first half of 2016, sales of BEVs amounted to a palty 33 units (which is roughly the number of EVs owned by persons who have penned an article at InsideEVs this year).

Even worse is that sales decreased by 28% year-over-year.  Although with numbers this low...percentages don't really matter so much.

The "best selling" all electric car is ... the Tesla Model S with 13 units, followed by Mitsubishi i-MiEV (12) and Nissan LEAF (6).

Crippling sales was a tax on , already expensive, imports of electric cars.  Fortunately, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) recently decided that this tax will go away to promote more EV sales, starting this September (details).

So we hope for bigger and better thing in the second half for Russia...c'mon 50 units!

source: CCFA