About the production of electric cars, not only large foreign concerns, but also Russian manufacturers are starting to reflect. KAMAZ is testing the electric buses and charging stations with might and main, the KRET concern has created its own fast charging stations, and VolgaBus has created unmanned shuttles on electric motors. Last year, a test of the electric Lada Vesta was also shown, and now the turn of the GAZ Group, which was shown the electro-gazelle at the opening of the exhibition Comtrans 2017, also came.
The car "GAZelle Next" is equipped with an electric drive of 90 kW (122 hp), thanks to which the reserve of the new car is about 120 kilometers on one charge. Charging its batteries can from the network with a voltage of 220 and 380 volts. To fully charge the battery, the car needs about three hours, says the site evmode.
As in previous demonstration versions of electric GAZelle, in "GAZelle Next" almost all the electrical stuffing is imported. On cars of this brand in the past installed engines from the American electric car Dodge EV, released in 2009, later used integrated solutions from other manufacturers. In particular, batteries of the American company EnerDel were used. Nevertheless, the components are purchased for the creation of the electric "GAZelle Next". GAZ, together with its partners, plans to start developing its own batteries before the end of 2017. But it is not specified yet. There is a possibility that they are still imported.
Representatives of the company noted that the characteristics of the electric cars of this machine, and in the future production of "GAZelle Next", but the specific terms were abandoned. Probably, at first the manufacturer will be guided by certain customers, supplying electric GAZel to the companies-carriers and enterprises.