Moscow - After previously he had become a challenging test driver of the Renault's Formula 1 car nad the Chrysler's Sebring, now charismatic prime minister of Russia Vladimir Putin again gave forth his skills with the first test of a Russian-made hybrid car.
Putin as quoted from autoevolution, Wednesday (06/04/2011) Russia's first hybrid car test named as Yo-Mobile was in the range of ten kilometers from his residence to the Russian President Medvedev's home outside Moscow.
This vehicle is manufactured by Yo-Auto, a joint venture between truck maker Yarovit Motors and Onexim Group, a company owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov.
He would inject up to U.S. $ 200 million for a joint venture that was eventually given the name E-Auto.
It is estimated that the company is capable of producing up to 10,000 hybrid cars per year with a rotary vane engine that consumes fuel gas station and then chime in with a pair of electric motors.
Yo-Mobile is expected to consume only 3.5 liters of fuel per 100 km and 1,100 km capable of browsing with these pacunya kitchen.
Besides saving fuel, this manufacturer also pointed out that the Yo-Mobile is capabe of accelerating from 0 to 100 km per hour in just over 8 seconds just with a top speed of 130 km per hour rate.
The plan of this new car will be marketed in Russia in the second half of next year with cheap price equivalent to U.S. $ 12,000 - U.S. $ 15,000.
Yo-Mobile which Putin himself has tested four-wheel-drive system drives with powerful support for various features ranging from satellite navigation system, cruise-control and climate control.
So far, Putin is known as automotive enthusiasts. In addition to test a Formula 1 car ever owned by Renault and Chrysler Sebring, Putin has also been tested off-road vehicle owned by Russia, Lada Niva, and became a symbol of freedom for the lovers of motor world.