MINSK, 17 June (BelTA) – Resident companies of the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone are actively involved in the development of electric transport in Belarus, head of the Great Stone Park administration Aleksandr Yaroshenko said during the opening of the Electric Transport Day in Minsk on 17 June, BelTA has learned.
“We are proud that Great Stone was among the first to develop the idea of electric transport, who gave an impetus to the development of this innovative production to both Belkommunmash and MAZ. We also provide our other enterprises with competences, innovations, and opportunities. Currently, 90 residents from 15 countries work are part of our project. Machine-building is the main cluster. One third of these enterprises work on electric transport, production of devices, scientific developments and research,” said Aleksandr Yaroshenko.
Last year the head of state signed a decree on the Great Stone. “It gives an opportunity to attract subjects of innovative activity to the park with the provision the same preferences within two years that we give to the resident companies. This will help attract young people to the development of electric transport - the environmentally friendly transport of the future,” the head of the park administration said.
The Electric Transport Day has been held for three years now in order to popularize electric vehicles as an ecological and economic way of transportation, which helps build a comfortable urban environment. This year's exhibition has been arranged near the National Library. About 20 companies are taking part in it.
It is a unique venue where one can see all kinds of electric transport, including cars, trucks, electric buses, electric motorcycles and bicycles. The exhibition also features new models of an electric truck, an electric compact van, and an electric quad bike of Belarusian make. A compact economy-class electric car is also on display. Visitors can find out about the development of the electric vehicle charging stations chain and prospects of its expansion.
The exhibition gathered a broad range of participants, including representatives of the industrial complex, research organizations, and companies that import electric vehicles. Those include BKM Holding, MAZ, Amkodor, Belorusneft, the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, MotoVeloZavod, BelGee, Green Cars, Tesla Cars, Electro Car, MultiMotors, Sidus Auto, Hello, Eleven, JET, E-power, and other ones.
The Electric Transport Day has been organized by the Belarusian Energy Ministry in association with the China-Belarus industrial park Great Stone with assistance of the Minsk City Executive Committee.