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Electric Cars Coming to Sochi 2014 Olympics

22. June 2010 by Admin 0 Comments

Russian millionaire Boris Zingarevich said Friday that the American producer of lithium-ion batteries, Ener1, planned to supply as many as 50 electric cars and necessary infrastructure to support them for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.

“It will be the first step to promoting electric cars in Russia,” he said in an interview. Zingarevich is the largest shareholder of Ener1.

Ener1 is also working with the Federal Grid Company to overhaul the Russian energy grid and launch pilot projects introducing smart grid technology.

“What I heard today indicates that Russia is serious about alternative energy and energy efficiency,” Ener1 CEO Charles Gassenheimer told The Moscow Times, as executives posed in front of the small electric car exhibited in front of a hotel near Nevsky Prospect.

No more news is available as to what the cars will be used for or when they will be delivered.

Source: The Moscow Times