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Published on February 28th, 2013 | by Andrew Meggison

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Russian Hybrid Car Backed Off Until 2015

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Yo Auto has postponed the first Russian hybrid car, the Yo Mobil until 2015. The Yo Mobil is a Russian made hybrid vehicle with a reported sticker price of $10,000.

With such a low price it is no surprise that the Yo Mobil is being billed as the new “people’s car”. The car is the brainchild of Russian billionaire and ex-presidential candidate Mikhail Prokhorov and made by Yo-Auto; a Russian company that is a joint venture between truck maker Yarovit and Prokhorov’s Onexim investment group.

The Yo Mobil is expected to have a range of 248.5 miles (400 kilometers) and a maximum speed of 80 miles an hour (130 kilometers per hour). While the speed is not all that encouraging, the range is certainly up to current standards and you cannot argue with the price. From some demonstrations we’ve seen, the Yo Mobil also looks surprisingly sporty, and may even have a CNG engine option.

Here is thing catch; the Yo Mobil has been pushed off twice from its original plan for a 2012 release. The reasons for the delays are not clear but speculation is that Yo Auto simply has zero experience in the automotive business – in other words the car might be junk.

That being said, Yo Auto claims to have more than 200,000 people who have pre ordered the car since 2011. Impressive numbers, but it has also been reported that the company has been taking orders for the car 10 years in advance.

If the Yo Mobil will ever see the light of day is anyone’s guess. The car looks flashy and the specs, at least on paper, sound promising. If this hybrid does indeed make it into mass production and hit the U.S. shores it could be a game charger in the hybrid car market.

Source: rt.com

Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. Being an Eagle Scout, Andrew has a passion for all things environmental. In his free time Andrew enjoys writing, exploring the great outdoors, a good film, and a creative cocktail. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewMeggison 

 



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About the Author

Andrew Meggison was born in the state of Maine and educated in Massachusetts. Andrew earned a Bachelor's Degree in Government and International Relations from Clark University and a Master's Degree in Political Science from Northeastern University. In his free time Andrew enjoys writing, exploring the great outdoors, a good film, and a creative cocktail. You can follow Andrew on Twitter @AndrewMeggison



  • http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/ Neil Blanchard

    The doors on this car may have been an interesting engineering challenge, but I’m not sure what practical advantage they may have? 

    Neil

  • http://www.etitleloan.com/car-title-loans-ohio/title-loans-columbus-oh.htm Caesar F

    With the appearance of these cars nowadays, the future is here. Watching those movies and tv shows that had futuristic-looking cars, it’s like they’re coming to real-life.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    Anticipate very rapid – computer age speed – advances as now even Nissan shares automotive technologies with the China/Russia block and the Pan Eurasian Alliances look more to one another for economic ties. Remember the lowly Hyundai Poney? Expect the expanding Pan Eurasian marketplace to put huge support behind these developments. Expect to drive these cars in America very soon. Even Canada has a hemp body ready and Lotus built one! Timke for change in America ? You damned right!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Bruce-Miller/100000952005408 Bruce Miller

    Super capacitor/batteries may chnge the whole picture and very soon! Imagine this little fellow with batteries that lasted for 1000 kms!

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