The first Russian electric highway Moscow — Sochi

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A remarkable event took place a few days ago. In Sochi, 4 fast charging stations for electric vehicles of the Green Drive network were commissioned. 3 stations with a capacity of 120 kW (DC connectors ChadeMo, CCS Combo2 + AC Type 2 for 22 kW) and one station for 60 kW DC. These are stations on a truly private commercial network. And this is only the beginning of an ambitious work that will change the idea of electric vehicles for many Russians. Why? This and other questions will be answered by the General Director of Green Drive Sergey Yakovlev, who recently is also an author in

Stanislav Makukhin (SM

Sergey Yakovlev (S.Ya.)

Norway can be cited as a good example, where at first, with the help of the state and private investment funds, charging infrastructure was created throughout the country, and only after that, residents of the country and companies began to actively purchase electric cars and, as you know, by the end of August 2021. In Norway, electric vehicle sales accounted for 72% of the total number of vehicles sold. Everything, # ICE is leaving this and other markets. # the charging infrastructure is only expanding, 350 kW ultra-fast charging stations appear, and it has become possible to make long trips across Europe on electric vehicles as comfortably as possible. Why we have decided to start a charging infrastructure development project right now — the answer is simple. The growth statistics of the electric vehicle market in Russia shows a multiple year-on-year growth and the market could grow faster, but the main obstacle for many potential buyers of electric vehicles is the underdeveloped infrastructure of charging stations, especially of the fast type. Another problem of the charging station market in the Russian Federation is the rather negative image of the existing charging station networks in the country and, often, the lack of commercialization of the existing charging stations. To put it simply, charging at multiple stations is free or “shareware,” and these stations are often out of service or operating as expected.

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We and our Partners, like other few participants in the charging station market, would very much like to receive real support from the state, especially since with the initial large investments in fast EZS (the cost of each fast charging station is from 1.5 to 3 million rubles. ) it is difficult to continue to develop a wide network of charging stations without a sufficiently high load of charging stations (there are about 12 thousand electric vehicles in Russia so far). The costs of preparing the site for the installation of the charging station and construction and installation work with the laying of the power cable are also capital-intensive measures and cost compensation here would be a very correct decision. And, of course, renting sites for installing charging stations and for placing parking spaces for electric vehicles at a charging station are costs that we, as an investor, constantly bear, regardless of the level of loading of our charging stations. Currently, there are no mechanisms to compensate for the costs of purchasing-installing-connecting charging stations and we expect decisions to be made at the departmental level in the near future.

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Through the Electro.cars mobile application, developed by GreenDivision, payment for a charging session is made according to the kilowatt-hours received by the electric vehicle. The tariff is set at 17 rubles / kWh, which corresponds to the average market level in Russia for charging sessions. What is important for all our Clients is that access to our charging stations is free around the clock and there is no need to pay for parking electric vehicles at our charging stations while charging them.

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