RDIF, Enel to start electric cars project – CEO

TASS, 16.10.2017

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Italy’s Enel will initiate a project of creating recharging stations for electric cars and lease of such vehicles, Chief Executive Officer of the Fund Kirill Dmitriev told reporters on Monday.

"We have announced an agreement with Enel on electric cars leasing. This agreement will shortly make possible to start leasing electric vehicles in Moscow for just several hours," Dmitriev noted.

The project will be "initially launched in a pilot mode [in Moscow] and at a larger scale later," the official said.

The RDIF relies on experience of Enel that launched similar projects in several countries, Dmitriev said. "We will decide on replication of the project in other cities according to outcomes of the pilot project," he added.