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"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2022". Summer car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS-2022". Summer car tires: preferences of car owners (fourth wave)

Exit date 27.05.2022

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Price 3430 eur.

"AUTOSTAT OMNIBUS" is an annual project of the analytical agency "AUTOSTAT", which is a survey of car owners according to a certain methodology and makes it possible to compare assessment indicators over time.

In the spring of 2022 (in addition to the annual autumn wave), the fourth spring wave of the project will be released, which is aimed at identifying consumer preferences in the purchase and operation of summer tires.

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Experts talked about the threats to the electric vehicle market in Russia


The Eurasian Economic Commission is considering a proposal to extend zero import duties on electric vehicles to the EAEU countries until 2024, but Russia opposed this initiative. In addition, the Ministry of Industry and Trade proposed from the beginning of 2022 to increase almost 9 times the utilization fee for new passenger electric vehicles imported into Russia and almost 4 times for used electric vehicles older than three years.

Experts interviewed by the AUTOSTAT agency told how these measures will affect the sales of electric vehicles, and how this will affect the plans of automakers to launch new electric models in our country. As noted by Alexander Shaprinsky, Development Director of Pragmatica Group, the import of electric vehicles is still not very large, and the increase in the utilization fee and the abolition of zero duties will become an additional limiting factor for the development of this area. This will lead to higher prices and a significant drop in demand. According to Vladimir Miroshnikov, Development Director of ROLF, the efforts of the Ministry of Industry and Trade are aimed at stimulating the production of electric vehicles in Russia. However, today one should not expect an effect from these measures, since, given the current volume of the electric vehicle market, the localization of their production is economically inexpedient for any of the world's leading auto concerns. Russian manufacturers also currently do not produce electric models that could replace cars with a traditional internal combustion engine.

In turn, Tatyana Gorovaya, director of government relations at Nissan Manufacturing Rus, believes that measures aimed at increasing duties and utilization fees for electric vehicles will significantly slow down the entry of most electric models into the Russian market. In particular, they will affect the replenishment of the market with affordable mass-produced electric vehicles. The ROAD Association said that the Association supports the AEB's position that it is worth extending the zero duty on the import of electric vehicles. Infrastructure for electric transport is being actively built in Russia, but at the same time, the production is at an early stage, so now the abolition of zero duties and an increase in utilization fee may slow down sales of electric vehicles in Russia.

26.11.21 AUTOSTAT
Source: www.autostat.ru