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The Russian government-backed arms manufacturer Almaz-Antey has announced that it is working on a new hydrogen fuel cell passenger car,known as E-NEVA. The hybrid car will be for civilian use. Hydrogen provides more mileage and lower CO2 emissions than electric cars

Almaz Antey EV

Almaz-Antey self-propelled electric platform that can be used both independently and as a basis for the production of vehicles of any category.

The new car has the preliminary E-NEVA nameplate three sources familiar with the Manufacturers activities told RBC that the Almaz-Antey aerospace defense concern is developing a hybrid car for civilian use. E-NEVA comes from the first letter E is an abbreviation of electric, and NEVA is in honor of the main river of St. Petersburg.

RBC said, it is planned that there will be two complete sets of the fuel system.

The first is a compressed natural gas (CNG) powered version with an electric transmission, which will be able to drive more than 1000km before a refill. gas station.

The second is an electric gas car with a 52-liter gas fuel system and a battery with a capacity of 70 kW, which will provide a power reserve of 810 km and the ability to recharge from the main power grid. Both variants of the configuration assume that the car will be able to accelerate to 100 km/h in 8.5 seconds, the maximum speed of 180 km/h.

Alexander Vedrov, Deputy General Director for Production and Technological Policy of Almaz-Antey said

"We already have an electric car, it drives. But we followed the path of creating a hybrid, where the main engine is on gas. At the same time, the energy generated during the movement will be accumulated, and electric traction will become an auxiliary source of energy, the reserve of which will be enough for a certain number of kilometers. Without recharging, the hybrid will be able to travel more than 500 km, "

Among the main advantages of hydrogen transport compared with electric, the head of the Moscow Department of Transport Maxim Liksutov in a column on RBC called the possibility of reducing CO2 emissions not only at the operational stage, but also in the full life cycle of transport. He noted that hydrogen refueling is able to provide the necessary mileage and can be carried out once a day, while the battery becomes significantly smaller in size, but remains needed as a buffer for electricity, the consumption of which is uneven during movement.

About Almaz-Antey

Almaz-Antey has about 60 enterprises engaged in the development and production of weapons for air and missile defense, including the S-300, S-400 and S-500 anti-aircraft missile systems. It is 100% owned by the state. Since the end of 2016, all organizations of the military-industrial complex have been working to increase the share of civilian products in their portfolio - according to the instructions of the President of Russia, the share of such products should be at least 30% by 2025 and at least 50% by 2030.

Source: RBC

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