The project for the development of the infrastructure of electric charging stations and the electric transport market in the regions of the Russian Federation entered the top 100 "Strong Ideas for a New Time" of the Agency for Strategic Initiatives (ASI). The author of the project is Maxim Arzumanyan, Senior Lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, St. Petersburg State University (GSOM SPbU).
“We offer a comprehensive solution to the problems of developing new markets for electric transport and electric charging infrastructure in the regions, as well as related retail and alternative energy markets through a network of regional operators organized on the principle of public-private partnership. The key value of this approach lies in the cooperation of stakeholders, the flexibility of partner models and the development of value-added services. In order to create such operators, we need to have several key resources: a line of stations, software for managing their network, a mobile application for motorists, as well as modern management approaches. We have accumulated all these assets and competencies today in our team, that includes GSOM SPbU alumni. I am often asked: what is your project about? Do you see enough electric cars around? Not today, but the situation will change very soon. Especially if you would create infrastructure. Citizens will see that there are conditions for electric vehicles and will buy them. We prefer not to wait for the future but create it,” says Maxim Arzumanyan.
The pilot project is proposed to be implemented in 15 Russian regions. Key indicators of the phased implementation of solutions by 2023 include:
● launch of 4,000 charging stations;
● creation of 10 operators of electric charging infrastructure abroad based on technologies and business models developed in Russia;
● start of construction of 50 retail complexes, provided with partially or completely autonomous generation and equipped with stations for charging electric vehicles;
● distribution of domestic solutions to the markets of Eastern Europe;
● agreements with domestic manufacturers of electric transport on coordination of actions and joint development.
In total, almost 15 thousand initiatives were sent to the competition, among which the top 1000 were initially selected, and then the top 300 finalist ideas. The first top 100 ideas were selected by regional, federal and international experts. The ideas included in the top 100 ASI, after revision based on expert comments, will be implemented in Russian regions.