The Concept aims to: (i) kick-off production and incentivize greater use of EVs; (ii) develop production of their components and charging infrastructures; (iii) make the most out of Russia’s precious metals and other raw materials’ potential, such as lithium, nickel, copper, cobalt and aluminum, given its demand in the EV industry; (iv) launch brand new EV-related products such as post-lithium batteries based on sodium and hydrogen fuel cells, including those for heavy vehicles; (v) develop cross-cutting technologies in the areas of batteries recycling, new materials, cybersecurity, navigation, smart driving and various IT solutions.
Some of its specific targets are:
1. The first stage will run from 2021 to 2024 and should result in the launch of at least 25,000 locally manufactured EVs and 9,400 e-charging stations, of which no less than 2,900 should be fast-charging.
2. The second stage will run from 2025 to 2030 and should result in: EVs share reaching at least 10% of the total vehicles production; launch of cells production for traction batteries, launch of the production of cathode and anode materials; launch of at least 72,000 e-charging stations, including 28,000 fast-charging stations; launch of at least 1,000 hydrogen charging stations; at least 39,000 high-skilled jobs in electrochemistry, electromechanics, electronics and EVs production.