Company AVTOVAZ announced the termination of production of Lada cars equipped with bi-fuel engines (i.e., motors capable of running on methane). In the line of Togliatti brand such only two models: the sedan Lada Vesta CNG, which debuted in the summer of 2017, as well as vans and station wagons CNG Largus, sales of which started in the spring of two thousand nineteen.
To remove these models from the conveyor AVTOVAZ decided in connection with the termination of the state program EcoGas, in which the government provided subsidies to buy cars on gas. On the model Lada this discount amounted to 115 000 rubles, so the news on methane could be bought for 707 000 roubles that on 40 thousand more expensive than the petrol version of the sedan with the same level of equipment.
Apparently, AVTOVAZ doubt that the Russians will purchase gas modification without this discount, as in this case Vesta CNG will cost from 900 to 940 821 900 rubles (depending on configuration), and Largus CNG from 879 to 900 944 900 p. So the company just decided to temporarily stop the production of these models.
Note that the conversion Lada to run on gas doing the Tolyatti Group of companies “Alternative fuel systems” (ATS). She stopped the production of machines 1 Oct 2019. To resume production by the end of this year AVTOVAZ does not plan, although the press service of the brand, and said that in the future the production of machines for methane will continue.