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22 Aug 2017

Maximum localization of Belarusian electric car production in order

Maximum localization of Belarusian electric car production in order

MINSK, 22 August (BelTA) – Scientists of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus will have to localize the production of the Belarusian electric car as much as possible. Chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Vladimir Gusakov made the statement during the presentation of the first Belarusian electric car on 22 August, BelTA has learned.

Vladimir Gusakov said: “The experimental model is ready for driving. Localizing its production is the next step. We are capable of 100% localization.”

In his words, the entire electric system of the car has been developed by Belarusian scientists. Ways to start batch production are under consideration. It is possible to set up an assembly line shop at premises of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus. BelAZ suggests setting up the enterprise at its own premises. Belkommunmash wants the same. “We will have to calculate where it will be profitable. But we will definitely make Belarusian electric cars,” stressed the chairman of the Presidium of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus.

According to Vladimir Gusakov, the experimental car boasts a very high quality. “Foreign experts have come here, including from Germany. They showed a strong interest and suggested cooperation,” he said.

“We have decided to create an electric car of our own because the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus has a serious potential and is capable of tackling any tasks. The electric car is one of them. We are now working on a new satellite. We have created one of the most competitive unmanned aerial vehicle systems and a bicycle powered by a wheel hub motor,” noted Vladimir Gusakov.

 

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