Khloponin sees Kislovodsk residents driving electric cars as a joke

The plenipotentiary envoy of the president in the North-Caucasus Federal District, Alexander Khloponin, thought it was a joke when the authorities of Stavropol Territory proposed producing electric cars and closing the resort-city of Kislovodsk to ordinary cars. The deputy chairman of the government of Stavropol Territory suggested that it would be beneficial for the image of Kislovodsk and Kavminvody to have only electric cars as taxis.

Khloponin asked him whether he was being serious. The parliamentary envoy said that it is necessary to discuss environmental projects, but that they should be realistic.

The infrastructure needed for electric cars is 5 times more expensive
than that for ordinary cars, Khloponin added.