PHOTO CAPTION: Yo-Mobil offers dual fuel capability and an ultracapacitor-based hybrid drive.

Yo-Mobil Hybrid Goes On Sale in Russia in 2012

Annual production capacity of the first Yo-mobile plant near St. Petersburg is estimated at 45,000 cars.

Published: 28-Dec-2011

Russia's Yo-Auto plant will offer its first Yo-mobile hybrid cars for sale in December 2012, the company's co-owner, billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, told Rossiya 24 television on Tuesday.

"The Yo-mobile will be (for sale) in December next year as we promised," Prokhorov said.

Prokhorov has said he wants to make a unique eco-friendly hybrid car that would cost less than $10,000.


Russian PM Valdimir Putin checks out Yo-mobile hybrid.

The first Yo-mobile is to be produced in the second half of 2012 at St. Petersburg industrial park.

Yo-mobil prototype being tested by Vladimir Putin.

Yo-mobil is unique kind of series hybrid that uses new type of reciprocating motor that runs on both compressed natural gas and gasoline, and uses ultracapacitors instead of batteries for regenerative braking.

Russian President Putin at wheel of early Yo-Mobile prototype.

Critics see development of early prototypes as publicity stunt to win Mikhail Prokhorov votes in Russian elections.


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