PHOTO CAPTION: Coupe version of Yo-Mobil dual-fuel hybrid.

Russia's Yo-Mobil Delayed Again to Fall 2015

Russia’s first hybrid vehicle using dual fuels and ultracapacitors is to be made available as a coupe, hatchback, and minivan: range is estimated at 250 miles and MPG rated at 67mpg

Published: 17-Feb-2013

Here in the United States, mention hybrid and Prius immediately comes to mind. Actually, do this pretty much anywhere in the world, because Toyota Prius is the world’s best-selling hybrid vehicle, and this is the name that comes up most frequently. This is to be expected, since the Prius name is actually going on its sweet sixteen and has gained a few family members along the way.
Unfortunately, Russia has some catching up to do before it can release its very own hybrid vehicle. The Yo-Mobil was first shown to the buying public in 2011, and since then has over 200,000 customers. Yo-Avto, the maker of the Yo-Mobil, though, hasn’t sold a single one. Russia’s first hybrid vehicle, and those who have pre-ordered theirs, will have to wait.

This is not the first time that they’ve been told to wait though. Originally slated for a December 2012 release, production of the Yo-Mobil has been pushed back to 2014. Then, this past week, in an unfortunate turn of events, this date was pushed back further still, to the Fall of 2015.

Russia’s first hybrid vehicle, to be made available as a coupe, hatchback, and minivan, has a range of 250 miles and is rated at 67mpg. Additionally, it starts at just $10,000, which makes this fuel-efficient vehicle very accessible, if only they would actually produce it. Still, the number of pre-orders keeps growing!


Avtovaz electric car is based on Lada Kalina.

Based on the Lada Kalina has top speed of 140 km/h and city driving range up to 150 km.

ë-Mobile concept car debuted at 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show.

The Russian media outlet RT reports that progress is being made in the development of ë-AUTO, also referred to a Yo-Mobile, but key decisions on models, availability and pricing still remain.

Russia's first homegrown hybrid, the Yo-Mobile crossover on NAMI test track outside Moscow

Electric car rally in Moscow on July 14, 2013 drew EVs, including Nissan LEAF and Chevrolet Volt, but like much of the rest of the world, they're a hard sell to Russians at current price levels.


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