MINSK, 16 October (BelTA) – SZAO BelGee intends to make about 1,000 electric vehicles in 2021, BelTA learned from Belarusian First Deputy Industry Minister Sergei Gunko during the electric mobility promotion forum E-Mobility 2020.
The official said: “Everyone wonders when we will finally start making electric cars. We intend to do it in 2021. There is a preliminary agreement that BelGee will make the first 1,000 electric Geely cars at prices under $30,000. The first five cars are being trialed in Belarus. We are interested in their performance in frosty weather. Preliminary positive results have been achieved. Minor quirks will be fixed.”
The electric mobility promotion forum E-Mobility 2020 is taking place in Minsk today. Taking part in the forum are representatives of the Energy Ministry, the Belarusian industrial group Belorusneft, the Industry Ministry, the Transport and Communications Ministry, the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Ministry, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, representatives of enterprises and companies which business is related to electric transport. The forum participants are expected to discuss the effectiveness of the stimulating measures implemented in Belarus in order to encourage the use of electric transport and develop the vehicle charging infrastructure. They are also expected to discuss issues, which resolution may help bolster the potential of this segment.
Discussions are held around several areas of interest: a forecast of the development of the electric transport market and the charging infrastructure in Belarus taking into account the forthcoming launch of the Belarusian nuclear power plant, the industrial potential for manufacturing Belarusian electric vehicles, R&D products in the area of electric transport, electric vehicles and a healthier urban environment.
The forum has been organized by the Energy Ministry and Belorusneft.