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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2020". Winter Car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

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The fourth autumn wave of the project is aimed at identifying consumer preferences in the ...

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Russian dealers of Ford began sales of updated Mondeo

Ford Mondeo sedan has received a technological upgrade aimed at the safety improving of the car and improving of the intelligent driver assistance systems. People can order updated Ford Mondeo at all official Ford dealers in Russia.

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State Council of the Russian Federation came up with idea of converting public and communal vehicles to gas


While European countries are getting more and more fond of the ideas of the complete electrification of their vehicle fleets, there are activists in Russia who are trying to promote programs to switch vehicles to gas. Their motivation is clear: the country has large gas reserves, it is cheaper and more environmentally-friendly than gasoline or diesel fuel.

A year ago, in July 2020, a program was launched in Russia that guarantees Russian car owners 90% compensation of the costs if they decide to convert their personal vehicle to gas fuel (the state subsidizes 60% of the costs from the budget, Gazprom - other 30%). And now, a year later, the Energy Commission of the State Council of the Russian Federation has an idea to use the administrative resource to switch municipal vehicles and public transport in the regions to gas. A meeting participant referred to by Izvestia's reporters told about the speakers’ opinions, and the journalists found a proposal to recommend the governors to "take measures" to convert at least 50% of the specified segment of special vehicles and public transport to gas fuel.
Experts who spoke at the Commission said that use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in large-class buses can save up to 10 rubles per 1 km of run, the savings for municipal vehicles may turn out to be even higher. It is clear that the purchase of new NGV equipment will require funds.

According to some experts, a vast vehicle fleet re-equipment will require at least 2.5 billion rubles for each of the Russian regions: this is the minimum that will enable to supply 200 new methane buses to the region. According to others, each region will need an average of 4-6 billion rubles. That is 350-500-billion-ruble program, at a conservative estimate. But here, it wouldn’t be inappropriate to remind that a number of regions are already short of gas engine stations. Moreover, “to recommend” does not mean to accept for execution.

13.07.21 AA "AUTOSTAT"
Source: www.autostat.ru