AVTOVAZ announces the start of the LADA e-Largus test cycle. That is the most localized Russian electric vehicle, whose pilot production will start at the LADA Izhevsk plant in late 2023.
On 26 December 2022, the LADA e-Largus electric vehicle prototype presentation was held in Izhevsk. The model was personally demonstrated to the Head of the Republic of Udmurtia, Alexander Brechalov, by the President of AVTOVAZ, Maxim Sokolov.
The LADA e-Largus will be produced in either passenger or commercial van versions. The model will be the most localized Russian electric car. Unlike all the new SKD assembly projects introduced in Russia in recent months, the components share from Russian suppliers will be at least 50% (or 3,600 points) at the time of production start-up.
E-Largus electric vehicle prototypes have begun a cycle of road and laboratory tests. A permanent magnet synchronous electric motor rated at 110 kW is fitted to passenger and commercial station wagons. The lithium-Ion batteries are arranged in the engine compartment and the area where the fuel tank used to be located, lowering the center of gravity to stabilize the electric vehicle and fully preserving the functional interior and trunk volume (560 liters for the five-seat version).
The e-Largus instrument panel features a digital combination to monitor all-electric vehicle systems, charge level, and cruising range, which is at least 400 km with just a driver and 100 kg payload ( using the NEDC methodology). The total load capacity of the vehicle is 430 kg. The powertrain settings provide a top speed of 145 km/h ( limited by the electronics) and offer dynamic acceleration ( under 10 sec to 100 km/h).