Phximiev
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Russia

Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:45 pm

In my exploration of the internet for registration or purchase of i-Mievs, I came across this article: http://insideevs.com/70-mitsubishi-i-mi ... 0-leaders/

The number indicated provoked my curiosity so I looked further and found a number of links discussing President Putin’s use of i-Mievs at the G20.

http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?rssid=31206

http://www.mitsubishi-motors.com/publis ... l0894.html

http://eng.autostat.ru/news/view/5998/

http://www.polylog.ru/en/news/2011/08-29.htm

The i-Miev is still on sale in Russia: http://www.mitsubishi-motors.ru/auto/imiev/

Having never heard of the Russian interest, I thought this rather surprising. It is the single largest purchase of i-Mievs that I have heard of and leads me to wonder if they continue to use them.
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Re: Russia

Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:37 pm

Another large purchase by Ukraine police: http://insideevs.com/police-force-adds- ... which-one/
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Re: Russia

Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:49 pm

Russia needs a boost, some i-Miev sales: http://insideevs.com/in-russia-all-elec ... shrinking/
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Re: Russia

Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:35 pm

Phximiev wrote:Russia needs a boost, some i-Miev sales: http://insideevs.com/in-russia-all-elec ... shrinking/

Twice the sales of the Nissan Leaf, and nearly as many as the Tesla Model S! :D

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Re: Russia

Sat Aug 20, 2016 5:44 pm

And considering the i-Miev sales elsewhere, not bad at all... :mrgreen:
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Re: Russia

Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:42 pm

2015 Putin policy? http://www.evworld.com/news.cfm?newsid=35083

27 i-Mievs sold in 2015.
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Re: Russia

Mon Sep 05, 2016 12:59 pm

Probably one of the few places where the i-MiEV outsold the Nissan LEAF (26 units).
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Re: Russia

Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:48 pm

2015 Russian news on Putin's order to install charging stations, electric cars and i-Mievs: https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/rus ... cars-49364
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Re: Russia

Sun Sep 11, 2016 8:04 am

Phximiev wrote:2015 Russian news on Putin's order to install charging stations, electric cars and i-Mievs: https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/rus ... cars-49364
I love this quote: "…signed a decree on Aug. 27 requiring the owners of gas stations to equip their facilities with chargers for electric cars by Nov. 1, 2016…"

<off-topic rant>

Try that in the USA and lawyers would have such a decree (edict?) tied up in courts for ten years.

In contrast, it's sad that in this country the regulatory processes are so onerous as to preclude technologies from emerging. This one comes to mind:
https://clearpath.org/jays-take/nuclear-innovation-isnt-welcome/

More at hand, there are noises that the regulations for autonomous cars proposed by California DMV will drive current developers out of this state. For example:
http://www.theverge.com/2015/12/16/10325672/california-dmv-regulations-autonomous-car

</rant>

Edit: Back on topic, I suspect that such a decree was made without input from the EV community - who wants to hang around a filthy smelly carcinogenic gas station for a few hours? Evidently, nothing was included about the chargers themselves, so I doubt that any gas station is going to voluntarily put in DCQC. While I'm bemused at the speed with which they want these chargers to get installed, I can't help but wonder what will really happen and how the chargers will be used? OTOH, knowing that every gas station has an EVSE will have a positive effect on people's EV perceptions. Now that I think about it some more, this will be a boon for city-folk, as so much of the population lives in multi-unit dwellings... but will they dare leave their precious EV at a gas station to charge overnight? Anyway, an interesting first step and might be worth a follow-up in a few months.
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Re: Russia

Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:53 pm

Gosh, I reread what I had written and hope I didn't leave the wrong impression, as in no way do I support or condone how Russia manages their country. Anyway, I did an edit to perhaps clarify how I view their implementation. Phximiev, I was wondering if you'd follow-up at the end of the year to find out what really happened there, as I can't imagine them getting all their gas stations outfitted with EVSEs by November?
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