Today, September 21, the information publication “RBK”, citing its sources, reported that the Almaz-Antey aerospace defense concern, which is wholly owned by the state and produces anti-aircraft missiles, is creating a civilian hybrid vehicle powered by gas and electricity called E- NEVA. However, the information did not remain a rumor for long – soon Alexander Vedrov, deputy general director of the concern, confirmed the data of the publication:
“We already have an electric car, it drives. But we took the path of creating a hybrid, where the main engine is on gas. At the same time, the energy generated during the movement will accumulate, and the electric traction will become an auxiliary source of energy, the supply of which will be enough for a certain number of kilometers, ”Alexander Vedrov officially stated.
He also confirmed the information that the vehicle will be civilian, as the military prefers not to use gas-powered vehicles. At the same time, he added that the hybrid gas car will be equipped with an additional electric power plant – thanks to this, the car will be able to cover more than 500 kilometers without recharging. Moreover, the publication “RBK” reports that the concern is creating two versions of a hybrid car at once.
The first model is a gas-powered vehicle equipped with power transmission – it will be able to drive more than a thousand kilometers at one “filling station”. The second option is a model with a 52-liter gas fuel system and an additional 70 kW battery – in this case, the vehicle can travel up to 810 kilometers without refueling. The peculiarity is that the second car can be recharged from the mains. On the other hand, both models will accelerate from zero to 100 km / h in 8.5 seconds at a top speed of 180 km / h.
The concern itself has not yet named the official characteristics of the car, as well as its cost or delivery times.