Development of the hydrogen version of the Russian car Aurus should be completed by 2024, said the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov in an interview with journalists at the Eastern Economic Forum.
By this time, a vehicle certificate will be received, after which the car will go into production and will be brought to the market, Manturov said. The minister did not name the price of the hydrogen car, saying that now the process of assessing the possible cost of this car is underway, “taking into account that it would be interesting on the commercial market.”
An Aurus Hydrogen car powered by hydrogen fuel with a power reserve of up to 600 kilometers was presented at the forum. Manturov explained that a prototype was presented at the stand.
He also said that by 2030, according to the program adopted by the government, more than a thousand hydrogen filling stations should appear in the country.
“This will be a certain motivation for consumers in the presence of infrastructure to purchase equipment on hydrogen. I think that at first we are talking about commercial transport, including for passenger cars. But we must be ready for this, having worked out the technology fully, ”the minister emphasized.