Read the Beforeitsnews.com story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
Story Views
Now:
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:
Total:

First Tesla Model 3 in Russia hits the streets of Moscow

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.


You probably wouldn’t think of Russia as much of an electric vehicle hotspot, and you’d be correct. According to Autostat (via The Barrel), only 82 EVs were sold in the vast country in 2017 (meanwhile, in neighboring China, 603,300 plug-in passenger cars were sold).

However, Tesla has a small but devoted fan base here. Igor Antarov, of the Moscow Tesla Club, somehow managed to bring a Model 3 to Russia – even though the new EV isn’t yet officially on sale outside the US. In a recent video, he takes us for a ride around Moscow, and asks people on the street how much they know about EVs.

The first stop is a snowy Supercharger – the first and only one in the country (apparently, it’s so new it isn’t even on Tesla’s official map). After a top-up, we’re off to the Arbat, a famous pedestrian street where one can encounter visitors from all over Mother Russia – including folks from small villages who Igor assumes have never seen an EV. How much do these Average Ivans know about Tesla and electric vehicles? You’ll have to watch the video to find out, but you may be pleasantly surprised.

Above: Inside the first-ever Tesla Model 3 in Russian along with reactions from locals (Youtube: Igor Antarov)

The Moscow Tesla Club also recently staged a drag race between a Model 3 and a Chevy Bolt (badged as the Opel Ampera-E in European markets) on the streets of Moscow. Of course, Model 3 and the Bolt have been compared and contrasted by a number of media outlets. When it comes to range, features and general price class, the two are perhaps somewhat roughly comparable, in a way (maybe). However, I think it’s safe to say, and with no spoiler alert, that in this particular match-up, the Tesla left the Chevy in the dusty snow.

The Moscow Tesla Club’s Model 3 has a rated 0-60 mph time of 5.1 seconds. In this race, it reached 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds, while the Chevy Bolt made it in 7.3 seconds. However, the DragTimes YouTube channel has clocked a Model 3 at 4.6 seconds. And remember, Elon Musk has promised that “much faster versions” will eventually be available.

===

Note: Article originally published on evannex.com by Charles Morris

The post First Tesla Model 3 in Russia hits the streets of Moscow appeared first on TESLARATI.com.



Source: https://www.teslarati.com/tesla-model-3-russia-moscow-street-video/


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST


Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Immusist Beverage Concentrate - Proprietary blend, formulated to reduce inflammation while hydrating and oxygenating the cells.

Report abuse
Loading...
    Loading...

    Comments

    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    MOST RECENT
    Load more ...

    SignUp

    Login

    Newsletter

    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.