Russian high-end automaker Aurus has unveiled a hydrogen-powered car at the Eastern Economic Forum taking place this week in the city of Vladivostok in Russia’s Far East.
“This is one of the first prototypes to be tested in the test field,” explains a company employee. “We are testing the capabilities of the hydrogen platform as it will operate in the future,” he added.
He also said the current version of the Aurus Hydrogen model has a range of up to 600 kilometers, while emphasizing that carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are zero and driving is “quiet and smooth”.
Last May, the Central Russian Automotive Scientific Research Institute (NAMI) presented a prototype of such a vehicle. “It is currently the unique [de su clase] in the world who developed a hydrogen-powered laboratory model, ”said the country’s Minister of Industry and Trade, Denis Mánturov, after testing the model.
The demonstration took place during the opening ceremony of the series production of the high-end model Aurus Senat at the Ford Sollers plant in the Yelábuga Special Economic Zone (Republic of Tatarstan, Russia). The basic version of the car that President Vladimir Putin is transferring costs 18 million rubles, about $ 274,000.
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