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Automotive market in Russia-2018

Automotive market in Russia-2018

Exit date 21.05.2018

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In the new building of KAMAZ it was produced the 1-thousandth gas engine vehicle

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It was launched a new 1-thousandth gas-engine vehicle in the new KAMAZ building since its opening in April of 2015. Jubilee truck was the four-wheel drive KAMAZ-43114 on compressed natural gas, informed the press service of KAMAZ.

The customer of the jubilee car was one of the major corporate clients of the company - Gazprom. Yevgeny Pronin, the director of the gas engine technology of KAMAZ, said that 2,500 vehicles have been produced in the new gas engine building since its opening, and there are already 5,500 KAMAZ vehicles and gasoline-powered vehicles are used already in Russia. He also expressed the confidence that this figure will increase dynamically, because the consumer was fully convinced about the advantages of gas engine technology - in its environmental friendliness and economy.

The building for the production of gas engine vehicles was opened at the car plant on April 22nd, 2015, as part of the state program to expand the use of natural gas as motor fuel. By the end of the same year, 204 vehicles were assembled that are using compressed natural gas. In 2016, the number of produced gas equipment reached 340 units. Today KAMAZ is the leading Russian manufacturer of cars and buses operating on natural gas.

By the end of 2017, about 600 cars will be assembled, including 271 KAMAZ-5490 Neo gas-diesel engines and several trucks operating on liquefied natural gas. In the plans for 2018 – there is the production of 1000 cars. This figure is dictated by the real demand for gas-cylinder vehicles "KAMAZ", while the production capacity of the building allows the production of higher volume of cars working on methane. In addition, in connection with the market demand, it is planned to expand significantly the model range of cars in gas-diesel design and technology, operating on liquefied natural gas.

29.11.17 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Source: www.autostat