Ulyanovsk region presented a unique UAZ vehicle at the international exhibition "INNOPROM-2017"
The regional delegation headed by Governor Sergey Morozov takes part in the exhibition of industry and innovations in Ekaterinburg.
The exposition of the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant presented an experimental car with a hybrid system, which was developed by the experts of the UAZ research and development center with the support of the State Research Center "NAMI". Testing of the new car with a hybrid system is scheduled for 2019.
According to the Director-General of OOO "UAZ" Vadim Shvetsov, the introduction of new technologies will ensure not only excellent environmental performance, but also maximum fuel efficiency. It will also significantly increase the level of safety and reduce the cost of ownership in any situations, even the most demanding ones. “In addition, the new development has a great export potential and will allow UAZ to supply its goods to major markets, particularly the ones in China and in European countries”, – said Vadim Shvetsov.
A new commercial vehicle "UAZ Profi" with gross weight up to 3.5 tons was used as a prototype for this model. According to experts of the enterprise, the main advantage of UAZ Profi is that it is a commercial vehicle (LCV) with a load capacity of up to a ton and a half. This car has properties of a light vehicle: optimum driving comfort, controllability and safety.
"This is a really nice car. I think that considering the increasing household costs and requirements, this car will be in high demand. It is cheaper than analogues, but it is more comfortable and easy to maintain," - said Sergey Morozov.
The Government of Ulyanovsk region, in collaboration with administration of the regional center and the management of OOO "UAZ", is working to develop the enterprise. UAZ will be the anchor company of the automotive cluster in the region, which roadmap was approved by the Governor Sergey Morozov in February 2017. At the initiative of the head of region, several measures were developed to support the largest regional motor manufacturer. So, a unique programme "UAZ to Each Rural Family" was implemented in the Ulyanovsk region in 2016. It includes a two-track parallel approach to benefits. First, it is a recycling programme that involves the Ulyanovsk Automobile Plant. The second area of support is carried out in the framework of the state programme on development of agriculture. Farmers can receive a subsidy of up to 20% (which is about 120 thousand rubles) to buy an UAZ vehicle.
In addition, at the municipal level an enterprise is exempted of the land tax in the amount of 50% of the taxable base.
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The first prototype of the UAZ with a hybrid system was presented in a cross-sectional view. The experimental sample includes a gasoline engine, a starter generator, an electric motor with 105 kW and 469 Nm of torque, a high-voltage battery of 25 kW, and supportive appliances for electric power distribution and transformation.
In the future, UAZ cars equipped with a hybrid setup will be able to go up to 1.000 km without a refill, reducing the fuel consumption of a vehicle with a payload of 1500kg up to 7 liters per 100 kilometers. In addition, the car will be able to run on electricity at a distance of up to 100 km. It is expected that these models will be equipped with an AC/DC charging device.
The hybrid system will be able to meet the highest environmental demands set by legislation of the European Union countries and other potential export markets.