Belarus needs to start producing their own electric cars. This was stated today by the President of the neighboring state Alexander Lukashenko, simultaneously noting that to start the process you need to have in the next five years.
“I am an ardent supporter of electric vehicles. This is the future, – said Lukashenko. – Well, what in the world has developed this trend, I have long felt. Samples (Belarusian electric transport – approx. ed.) is. I was recently at the range, saw them. It is not only passenger transport, but as “trucks”. We learned how to do them. We need now to make them beautiful and affordable“.
Next, Lukashenko expressed confidence that in the five years Belarus will have “a good electric car“. To produce “its own electric car, “he suggested at a joint Belarusian-Chinese automobile plant “Belgee” brand GEELY, located near Minsk.
The Belarusian leader said that he uses a variety of transport and actively contributes to the development of this field in his country. The importance of this direction is especially high in light of the upcoming launch of the first Belarusian nuclear power plant, the Belarusian NPP.
Also, Lukashenko said that the Belarusian electric vehicles now there is only one major problem – branded battery. “But our experts found even new principles of the creation of these batteries (not traditional always select lithium-ion, and graphene – approx. ed.), the world unknown“.
We will add that in March of this year, presenting electric model GEELY Geometry A, collected in China, the Director of “Belgee” Gennady Svidersky on the issue of mass production of domestic electric cars were more restrained: to start manufacture it is possible, if there is appropriate demand – at least at the level of 5,000 electric cars per year.