“GAZ group” plans to create an electric car on the basis of “Gazelle NEXT”

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, November 2. /Corr. Michael Selivanov/. “GAZ group” is considering the possibility of producing the electric car on the basis of “Gazelle NEXT”. About this korr. the Director of the division “Light commercial vehicles” by Pavel Sereda.

“We are considering various options (all-metal van “Gazelle NEXT”) to take in some narrow segments to the extent that options under consideration for electric vehicles,” said Sereda.

However, he stressed that while the project of electric car no, but the company is “seriously thinking about it”. In which year the idea can be embodied, according to the source, depends on “actual orders”.

The Director of the division of “GAZ Group” said that all-metal van was created for export, so it was tested on the parameters of the European security and ecology. “We have to date version of “Euro-5”, now we are already thinking about working on a version of “Euro 6,” added Goldschmidt.

According to him, in the production of “Gazelle NEXT” involved the most advanced flexible welding system – more than 100 Korean robots. The complex is capable of cooking in automatic mode up to 15 types of bodies.

Earlier, the President of “GAZ Group” Vadim Sorokin has told reporters that the automaker plans to introduce the all-metal van “Gazelle NEXT” in the markets of Europe, Middle East, Africa and Latin America. “This will be the most demanded car model for export. We have already come to Turkey and will continue to develop its presence there, came to Serbia. Interested in North Africa, we test this car in Latin America. This is an ongoing process that we keep in focus our control,” he said.

Start production of all-metal van “Gazelle NEXT” was held on 27 October at the Gorky automobile plant of “GAZ Group”. Investments in the project amounted to 9 billion roubles. The car will be produced in three versions: a cargo van, passenger van, Combi and bus . The start of production of buses on this base is the first quarter of 2016. The conveyor will be 40 thousand cars a year.