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State-subsidized electric car charging stations in Russia must now have a Chinese GB/T connector

State-subsidized electric car charging stations in Russia must now have a Chinese GB/T connector

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has updated the requirements for the equipment of state-subsidized charging stations for electric cars - now the presence of a Chinese standard GB/T connector has become mandatory.
Experts noted that even Chinese electric cars go to Russia with a European connector, and this decision may indicate the intention of the Ministry to establish the import of cars from Asia.Image source: Mikes Photography / pixabay.
comAccording to the new requirements for the equipment of subsidized charging stations for electric vehicles (EZS), facilities must necessarily be equipped with at least three connectors: the Chinese GB/T is mandatory, while the European CCS2 and Japanese CHAdeMO can be added at one's discretion.In 2021, there were 545 EZS in Russia.
The state program in force from 2022 to 2024 offers subsidies of up to 60% (but not more than 1.86 million rubles) for construction of the station, and up to 30% (but not more than 900 thousand rubles) for connection to the power grid.
These measures are expected to help install another 2,900 EPS in the country.Rusgidrovoice (a joint venture between Sollers Group and JSC Hydroinvest from RusHydro) noted that the only JAC iEV7 electric car officially represented on the Russian market comes with a CCS connector - carsharing with this model is now developing in the Far East.
The Russian representative office of Chinese Chery that is just getting ready to release its first electric car in Russia confirmed that they planned to adapt it to Euro standard CCS, but in light of the new initiative of the Ministry of Industry and Trade it admitted that they may reconsider this decision and keep the \"native\" GB/T.
Andrey Gurlenov, executive director of Sitronics Electro reminded that China had already become a leader in producing electric cars and supposed that in a couple of years up to 70% of electric cars in Russia will be equipped with Chinese interface - even Russian models with a plug-in interface.
The developers of the EVM PRO electric car (based on the UAZ Profi platform) introduced in February said that they had made provisions for it to support GB/T and CHAdeMO.

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