The US currency for the period from December 29, 2017 to December 28, 2018 increased in price by 20.6%. The buyers, who put the dollars on bank deposits, received even greater benefits: in January, the average rates on annual dollar deposits in the 15 largest banks were at the level of 1.29%, according to RBC. Another 2-3% ruble yield could bring a purchase of short Eurobonds of Russian issuers with a high credit rating for dollars purchased.
The euro turned out to be a less profitable investment, as its rate declined by 6% against the dollar. At the same time, against the ruble, the European currency increased by 14.9%.
Having invested in the most liquid Russian stocks at the beginning of the year, investors could get an income of 11.79%. Taking dividends into account, the yield of the securities of the largest Russian companies will be about 18.5%, but income tax will have to be paid in income tax (13%).
Investing in precious metals is generally unprofitable for Russians, since the purchase of ingots is subject to value added tax (18%). You can bypass the restriction by purchasing futures. Palladium has become the most profitable precious metal in 2018: it has bypassed platinum and gold. From March to December 2018, its price in dollars increased by almost 25%. If we take into account changes in the course, this gives a ruble profit of 51%.
Bitcoin for the year fell in price by 4.4 times (from $ 17.2 thousand to $ 3.9 thousand). Analysts suggest that the decline will continue.
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The Bank of Russia told how the CTP will change by 2021
By 2020-2021, in the policy of compulsory motor TPL insurance, the territorial factor and power factor can be canceled. About this in an interview with “Rossiyskaya Gazeta” said the head of the supervision of the activities of the subjects of the insurance market of the Main Department of the Bank of Russia in the Central Federal District Kirill Tabakov.
He noted that at present, for example, a resident of a small village in the Sverdlovsk region is paying an average of 3.6 thousand rubles for a policy, whereas, after only a few kilometers, the other driver is already paying 1.98 thousand rubles because his village belongs to another area.
Rospotrebnadzor proposed to protect the genetic data of Russians by law
Rospotrebnadzor prepared a bill according to which information obtained from the biological and genetic material of the Russians should be protected. The corresponding document was published on the portal of regulatory legal acts. The first attention paid to him Tass.
Medvedev distributed cultural subsidies among regions
Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree approving the allocation of subsidies to regions in 2019-2021 to co-finance capital investments under the Art subprogramme of the state program Culture and Tourism Development for 2013-2020, the corresponding document was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
Summer residents were obliged to inform the authorities about the restructuring of their homes
If everything is built according to the rules, there will be no problems with property registration. Further, from March 1, 2019, the notification procedure for the commencement and completion of construction and reconstruction of individual and garden apartment houses will become mandatory.
Hotels in Uzbekistan will start providing rooms for unmarried couples
According to Podrobno.uz, previously in the republic there was an unofficial ban on the provision of numbers to local couples who are not married. The purpose of this was to fight prostitution and a depraved way of life among young people.
At Christmas and Epiphany will block the center of Moscow
January 6 and 7, due to festive worship services in the capital, will restrict traffic on several streets. On Christmas Eve, Soymonovsky Passage will be blocked, as well as a section of Volkhonki Street from Soymonovsky Passage to Lenivka Street.
In Petersburg, 500 people were poisoned by stale salads.
With each day of the new year, the number of patients increased. On January 2 and 3, the patients were taken soon over 200 people a day. Doctors associate the condition and the number of admitted patients with stale products left over from the festive New Year’s table, and which have already been consumed by spoiled food.
On the coast of the Laptev Sea decided to build a military camp
It is noted that at present in the Yakut village of Tiksi the first stage of construction is ending. “In 2019, in the Yakut village of Tiksi, on the coast of the bay of the same name of the Laptev Sea, a military camp of the Northern Fleet will be formed,” – said in a statement.
Venezuelan Parliament wants to create a transitional government
The opposition parliament of Venezuela intends to create a transitional body to restore constitutional order, as well as a fund for the return of assets that were seized from the people of the country by corrupt practices, the new head of the National Assembly, Juan Guaydo, said in a statement.
Trump said the failure of negotiations on the abolition of the shutter
United States President Donald Trump said that the negotiations between the White House and the Democrats did not lead to any results. He wrote about this on his twitter page.
Macron responded to the violence during the protests in Paris
French President Emmanuel Macron gave a comment after new protest actions of the yellow vests. About this politician wrote in his twitter. According to him, “excessive cruelty” touched France, as well as its guards and symbols.
The most dangerous countries for women in 2018
The first place in the list was taken by India, the second place is taken by Afghanistan, the top three are closed by Syria. The list also includes such countries as Somalia, Saudi Arabia, Pakistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Yemen, Nigeria and the USA. Other countries appear in separate lists for each of the categories, but the top ten included those countries that lead in the summation of all factors.
The authors of the perfume “from Putin” did not receive the approval of the Kremlin
Perfume with the image of Russian President Vladimir Putin went on sale in Moscow. The Kremlin did not agree to use the name of the head of state for commercial purposes, Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
Coins with Topol and Yars missiles will be minted in Russia
Separate series of coins and stamps will be devoted to both mobile and stationary grouping. Especially to attract the attention of coin collectors, in particular, will decorate the Topol, Topol-M and Yars missile systems.
Iran has blamed the EU for the delay in creating a mechanism to circumvent US sanctions
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Kasemi criticized the European Union (EU) for the delay in creating a mechanism for circumventing US anti-Iran sanctions.
Russian Foreign Ministry sees no reason to change the detained American to Butina
The Russian Foreign Ministry sees no reason to change US citizen Paul Whelan detained in Russia to Russian citizen Maria Butina arrested in America. This was announced on January 5 by Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, Interfax reports.
The cruiser “Varyag” went to the port of the capital of the Philippines
A detachment of warships of the Pacific Fleet made a call at the port of Manila. A detachment of warships (OBK) of the Pacific Fleet (Pacific Fleet) consisting of the Varyag missile cruiser, the large anti-submarine ship (BOD) Admiral Panteleyev and the large sea tanker Boris Butoma called at the port of the capital of the Philippines – Manila.
Bolton: US to punish Syria if it uses chemical weapons
“There are absolutely no changes in the US position against the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian regime and absolutely no change in our position that any use of chemical weapons will be met with a very strong response, as we have done twice,” Bolton said in an interview aboard his plane, on the road to Tel Aviv.
In 2019, 45 Roscosmos will be launched
The missiles manufactured by Roscosmos enterprises are planned to be launched 45 times in 2019, twice as many as in 2018. This was reported by TASS on Saturday a source in the rocket and space industry.
The new gun “Boa” for the Russian Armed Forces successfully passed state tests
The new gun brand “Boa” for the Russian Armed Forces has successfully passed state tests, receiving high marks. Weapons caliber 9 mm can go into service with the army. Information provided by the Ministry of Defense.
Black Sea never belonged to Russia
The head of the Ministry of Defense of Great Britain, Gavin Williamson, made a statement that the Black Sea never belonged, and does not belong to Russia, against the background of which he called on the world to fight Russia’s illegal actions in this region.
Research vessel of the Russian Navy will make a round-the-world expedition
The research vessel “Admiral Vladimirsky” will go to the round-the-world oceanographic expedition. On January 5, journalists were told at the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The expedition is scheduled for 2019-2020. Currently, the vessel is being prepared under the control of the Russian Navy’s main command.
Bill Gates minimizes his nuclear program in China
TerraNova, co-founded by Bill Gates, is forced to wind down its experimental nuclear program in China due to pressure from the US government. Reports about it the Caixin edition.
Shot of a border guard at the Tajik-Afghan border
A border guard officer from Tajikistan was shot dead at the Tajik-Afghan border when, together with other colleagues, he was looking for a shepherd kidnapped by armed Afghans. Co-workers tried to help the officer, but he died on the way to the hospital.
US plans to leave troops in southern Syria indefinitely
The US authorities intend to leave part of the troops in the south of Syria for an indefinite time after the withdrawal of the main contingent. On this Saturday, January 5, reports NBC News, citing sources. It is noted that after the withdrawal from Syria of the troops will be sent to Iraq.
In the US, an electronic cigarette caused a fire in an airplane
According to the Associated Press, the cause of a fire was the overheating of an electronic cigarette battery belonging to one of the passengers of the aircraft. Fortunately, the fire occurred after landing at Chicago O’har airport
In the US, sued the company owning the weather forecast program
Los Angeles Prosecutors claim that TWC Product and Technology, the owner and operator of The Weather Channel application, collects information about the users’ location using geolocation tools built into smartphones not only to display accurate weather forecasts.
India introduces punitive duties on exports from the United States
The government of India reported that increased punitive duties will apply to US goods from January 31, 2019. It is estimated that the total volume of American exports of agricultural products to India is $ 1.8 billion. The volume of exports of goods that will be subject to increased punitive duties (up to 30% of the value) is 857 million dollars.
Russian Ambassador to China: energy remains the main area of trade
Cooperation between Russia and China in the field of energy will retain a leading place in the structure of trade and economic cooperation between the two countries, said Russian Ambassador to China Andrei Denisov.
The dollar was the most profitable investment of Russians in 2018
The euro turned out to be a less profitable investment, as its rate declined by 6% against the dollar. At the same time, against the ruble, the European currency increased by 14.9%. Having invested in the most liquid Russian stocks at the beginning of the year, investors could get an income of 11.79%.
The government has created a special economic zone “Center”
The government of the Russian Federation approved the creation of a special economic zone (SEZ) of an industrial production type “Center” on the territory of the Voronezh region, the corresponding decree was published on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.
“To create a special economic zone of industrial production type” Center “on the territory of the municipal formation of the Novousmansky municipal district of the Voronezh region on land plots determined by the agreement on the creation of a special economic zone of industrial production type,” the document says.
It is assumed that by 2028 the volume of investments by potential residents will be more than 9 billion rubles, more than 1.4 thousand jobs will be created.
In Belarus and Kazakhstan raised the retirement age
In Belarus, raised the retirement age. From January citizens of the republic will go on a well-deserved rest six months later than before. The retirement age has also increased in Kazakhstan, but only for women. They will officially cease to work at the age of 59, the Russia 24 TV channel reported.
Now for men in Belarus, the retirement age is 61 years and 5 months, and for women – 56 years and 5 months.
In Kazakhstan, the retirement age is planned to equalize gradually. According to the authorities, both men and women will retire at the age of 63
Ukraine’s debts exceeded 70 percent of its GDP
Ukraine’s external and domestic debt reached a critical level, exceeding 70 percent of the country’s budgeted GDP. In an interview with the Ukrainian TV channel NewsOne, the current state of affairs was commented by economic and political expert Vladimir Deboi.
Hyundai plans to increase the share of car loans by 60%
Currently, the share of sales on credit is more than 50%, of which Hyundai Finance programs account for 32%, the press service of the Korean brand reports. At the end of 2018, the volume of loans issued amounted to more than 12 thousand.
In Russia, will limit the issuance of loans to the public
The Central Bank announced the introduction of restrictions for the issuance of consumer loans to the public, according to DEITA. RU New requirements are caused by the ever-increasing indebtedness of the population and the widespread practice of Russian banks in issuing unsecured loans to citizens.
Comments head of the Fed collapsed the dollar
At the American session on Friday, the dollar rate unexpectedly and sharply declined after the appearance on the news feeds of a message from Fed Chairman Jerome Powell that “if necessary, the Fed will change its policy to reduce the balance sheet.”
International reserves of Belarus for the year decreased to $ 7.16 billion
The National Bank of the Republic of Belarus recorded a decline in the country’s international reserves to $ 7.16 billion as of January 1, 2019. It is reported by the press service of the regulator.
Mitsubishi Motors announces price increases
LLC MMS Rus, the official distributor of Mitsubishi cars in Russia, announces the revision of retail prices for the entire model range from January 1, 2019 due to a change in the VAT rate in Russia from 18% to 20%.
Yellow vests set fire to a floating restaurant in Paris
Participants in the “yellow vests” in Paris set fire to a floating restaurant, reports BFM TV. The incident occurred near the Orsay Museum, none of the visitors was injured. French Interior Minister Christoph Castaner called on the protesters to respect the law.
Figure skater Evgenia Medvedeva starred in the feature film
Evgenia Medvedeva, 2-time world champion in figure skating, played in the feature film The Petrichor. Sources report that a 19-year-old athlete invited to a movie set has played herself in the film.
Actor Leonardo DiCaprio interrogated in the case of money laundering
Hollywood actor Leonardo DiCaprio recently secretly appeared in court to testify in a case of embezzlement from a Malaysian investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), The Washington Post reported, citing sources familiar with the situation
Mariinsky Theater Troupe to Open Russian Seasons in Germany
The Mariinsky Theater troupe, headed by People’s Artist of Russia Valery Gergiev, is going on tour to Germany on Sunday, where he will open the Russian Seasons cultural project, the theater’s press service told TASS.
The sixth season of the series “Vikings” will be the last
The series “Vikings”, which shows the channel History Channel, will end after the end of the sixth season. About this, with reference to the statement of the creator of the show Michael Hirst reports the publication The Wrap. However, Hirst himself is unlikely to finally say goodbye to the heroes of the Scandinavian saga.
Soyuzmultfilm will release 20 new Prostokvashino series in 2019
In 2019, viewers will see another 20 new episodes of the cartoon “Return to Prostokvashino”. This was told by the chairman of the board of Soyuzmultfilm Julian Slaschova The release of the continuation of the legendary Soviet cartoon studio began in April last year.
In Grozny, stopped selling tickets for the film of the Korean pop group BTS
The cinema announced the suspension of ticket sales on 3 January. The Chechen public in the “Vkontakte” under the name “Carthage” spoke against the screening of the film in social networks, the publication said. The authors of the group stated that the decision of the cinema administration to show the film is the best way to insult the people of the republic
Everyone wants to participate in the Spasskaya Tower festival
More than 20 countries have applied for participation in the XII International Military Music Festival “Spasskaya Tower”. This was announced by the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense of Russia.
It is noted that preliminary applications from foreign teams, including those from European countries, have received twice as much as the festival can accept.
What do Russians watch more often?
According to the VTsIOM survey, Russians most often watch war films (27%), fairy tales and cartoons (26%), comedies (25%). War movies are preferred by people between the ages of 45 and 59 and the older generation. Tales and cartoons are more often watched by 25-34-year-olds (40%), and comedies by young people (42% among 18-24-year-olds). The share of respondents who often watch cartoons and comedies has decreased over the past year.
The top 5 “national” rating of cinematic preferences also includes detectives (22%) and historical costume films (21%). Another 16% often watch dramas (21% among women), and 15% prefer adventure films about travel and adventurers . Every tenth respondent often watches melodramas, and thrillers and horror films (37% among 18-24-year-olds) choose the same number to watch. Militants are preferred by 9% of respondents.
Russia leads the rankings of favorite movie producing countries: 83% of respondents prefer domestic films. In second place are US films (40%). French cinema is preferred by 15% of survey participants. Another 8% like films of British origin. Indian films named 6% of our fellow citizens.
There are just 250 blank pages
A book on Brandashmygu, the first interactive episode of the Black Mirror series, was noticed on Amazon. The unusualness of the volume “Seeing the door, take the key” is that all 250 pages are absolutely empty, and the author is Julian Hereford, a character from the first series of the series called “The National Anthem”.
Do not buy “See the door, take the key” on Amazon. There are just 250 blank pages, ”says user Mukea in the first post on Reddit.
In the comments to the post, some support the author and say that “they would never pay money for this.”
“Lol, Netflix was going to get all the money back by simply fooling people,” I suppose others ironically.
Album of the Novosibirsk group Ploho entered the top American radio
The last album of the Novosibirsk post-punk group Ploho “Where the birds fly away to die” hit the top 25 best albums of 2018 according to the version of the American radio station XRAY FM.
At CES 2019 will show a computer mouse-ring
The novelty turns any surface into a touch panel. The electronics exhibition CES 2019 will be held January 9-12 in Las Vegas. The event will show the Padrone Ring computer mouse from the Swiss manufacturer Padrone Design.
The network has information about the cost of the flagship Honor V20
Network sources shared information regarding the cost of the smartphone Honor V20, which will be presented in Europe in late January. It is noted that the version with 6 gigabytes of RAM and 128 gigabytes of internal memory will cost about 550 – 570 euros, depending on the country.
Apple has reminded of itself in Las Vegas banner
Apple does not participate in the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Despite this, the company has strikingly announced the benefits of its iPhone through a banner. The slogan is clearly visible on the facade of the building
Smartphone application will help the blind to recognize the emotions of the interlocutor
Huawei has developed a smartphone application that can recognize human emotions and play the corresponding sounds, as well as display images on the screen. The developers believe that this will help blind and visually impaired people to better understand the emotions of the interlocutors, reports New Atlas.
Details for Russian trains will print on a 3D printer
In the coming weeks, Russian trains will receive updated components created using a 3D printer.
Smartphone LG Q9 seen in the benchmark with a Snapdragon 821 processor
Earlier it was said that the novelty will receive a Snapdragon 660 processor. But Geekbench data speaks about using a Snapdragon 821 chip, which is endowed with four Kryo cores with a clock frequency of up to 2.4 GHz, an Adreno 530 graphics accelerator and a fourth-generation mobile network. The amount of RAM is specified in the amount of 4 GB. The operating system is Android 9.0 Pie. 6.1-inch display Full HD + with a resolution of 2280 × 1080 pixels. In the neckline at the top of this panel is an 8 megapixel selfie camera. It is also about the 16-megapixel main camera. Among other things, wireless adapters include Wi-Fi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac and Bluetooth 5.0 Low Energy, a GPS / GLONASS receiver, an NFC module, a USB 3.1 Type-C port, and a 64 GB flash drive. Power will be provided by a battery with a capacity of 3550 mAh.
NVIDIA graphics cards with a 7 nm GPU will be released in 2020
It is argued that this choice is due to the fact that Samsung in the framework of the 7-nm process will be able to offer EUV-lithography, which will further reduce the cost of production. On the other hand, this means that the next generation of graphics accelerators following Turing will be released only in 2020.
Otter Browser Reached Version 1.0
Previously, only Maxthon browser could boast the ability to work with several rendering engines. At the moment, the browser already provides most of the basic features of Opera.
IntoPIX will present a new standard JPEG XS at CES 2019
The Belgian company intoPIX, which calls itself “the leading provider of innovative image processing technologies for professional media applications,” intends to present a new standard JPEG XS at CES 2019 and hold a preliminary demonstration of the corresponding TICO-XS IP cores for FPGA and ASIC, as well as CPU SDKs and GPU.
Microsoft received a patent for battery health technology
The largest multinational company specializing in software development Microsoft received a patent from the USPTO (American Patent Office) for the “Battery Health Preservation Mode”.
Scientists have identified the link between obesity, aging and anxiety.
Scientists from the University of Newcastle conducted research, the experiment involved mice, which had increased body weight due to adipose tissue. Analysis of their main organ of the central system showed an increase in the number of cells in the area associated with anxiety. In addition, experimental rodents were diagnosed processes that lead to aging of the body, including muscle weakness, increased blood glucose and osteoporosis. In testing, the disturbing behavior of rodents subsided when senescent cells were removed with the help of senolithic drugs. It also led to a decrease in the number of adipocytes in the brain.
Leaf cutter ants enhance the greenhouse effect with their garbage heaps
A group of scientists from the United States tried to explain the large difference in the amount of methane and other greenhouse gases in tropical forests, which was established by various studies. It turned out that the reason may be the usual leaf cutter ants.
The magnetization of the oldest zircon grains on Earth was secondary
Scientists from Great Britain and the United States studied the oldest mineral formations on Earth – zircon grains over four billion years old. Initially, residual magnetization was recorded in these grains
Fungus causes brain infection and memory impairment
A study published in the journal Nature Communications found that Candida albicans is able to cross the blood-brain barrier and cause an inflammatory reaction that leads to the formation of granulomas that have features in common with plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease.
Germany is developing a food freshness scanner
Thanks to spectroscopy, the device can correlate information about the chemical composition of the product with an existing database. The scanner allows you to determine the freshness of the product, as well as to identify counterfeit. At the moment, the developers have already reached the required measurement accuracy.
New life extension mechanism
American researchers have discovered an aging molecule in roundworm neurons. When it is blocked, the life span of the individual increases, and motor functions improve. However, the discovery concerns not only nematodes – a similar component is found in the organisms of other creatures.
A 40% increase in gene modification has increased plant yield.
A new experiment by American scientists made it possible to obtain plants that have accelerated photosynthesis. Thanks to gene modification, the yield of plants increased by 40%. To achieve this result, scientists used enzymes whose genes are in pumpkin and unicellular algae.
Orenburg oncologists have mastered the new lean technology
Orenburg oncologists successfully use this technique for four years. However, in the past, cancers were only removed from the mucous membranes of the mouth and stomach. In the Moscow hospital number forty, the photodynamic method is used in the treatment of cervical, genital and bladder cancer.
Excitons will increase the performance of electronic devices
Excitons are created when an electron absorbs light and moves it to a higher energy level. This excited electron leaves behind a “electron hole” at its previous energy level.
Scientists have discovered that the Pacific is getting colder
It turned out that during the 20th century, at the depths of 1.8-2.6 kilometers, recent changes occurred. Exact cooling temperature unknown. Presumably, the figures range from 0.02 to 0.08 ° C. For the first time, the Pacific Ocean became much colder during the Little Ice Age.
Attempts to deliberately forget lead to better memorization.
On the other hand, some mental attitudes provide improved memorization. In this case, the “forget” setting could at first degrade the results of free word reproductions.
The first flight to the ISS of the spacecraft Dragon-2 is scheduled for early February
The launch to the ISS of the new American manned spacecraft Dragon-2 in unmanned mode will take place in early February. This was announced by the head of SpaceX, Ilon Musk, in his Twitter account. First, the launch of the ship was postponed from January 17 to the end of the month.
About a month left before the first orbital test flight of a manned spacecraft Crew Dragon. – Ilon Musk, American engineer
Scientists talked about creating the largest virtual telescope
Experts told about their work on the creation of the largest virtual telescope Spectrum-M or Millimetron, which is necessary for studying various objects of the Universe, for example, black holes, galactic nuclei or pulsars.
Astronomers have shown a blue hourglass nebula
Astronomers have shown an impressive image, which presents a blue nebula in the form of an hourglass, created by a star called S106 IR. According to experts, it is quite young, so its heat heats the surrounding gas to a temperature of 10,000 degrees Celsius, ionizing the hydrogen molecules and causing them to glow.
In China, launched the first satellite for the Internet network Hongyun
Grouping will provide Ka-band connectivity to provide broadband Internet access from anywhere in the world. After the first experimental satellite, it is planned to launch four more vehicles by 2020.
Car registration in car dealerships
The Russians will be able to register new cars in car dealerships without visiting the traffic police divisions already in 2019. As reported by TASS in the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the police will control this process.
The new generation of Mercedes S-Class will get a hybrid
The main work is carried out through the creation of new power units, including running-in technologies on hybrids. Thus, the next generation of Mercedes-Benz S-Class is already preparing for release, which was officially confirmed in the company.
Lexus still plans to do electric cars
As you know, Toyota does not yet plan to produce all-electric cars, since it claims that customers are not particularly interested at the moment. However, their premium brand Lexus has not yet announced anything of the kind and, apparently, is moving in this direction.
A resident of Novosibirsk sells 61-year-old “Volga” for 2.2 million rubles
A resident of Novosibirsk sells 61-year-old Volga for 2.2 million rubles. We are talking about the car GAZ-21 black, released in 1958 and decorated with a deer on the hood and a star on the grille.
Ferrari 250 GTO now costs more than a bag of gold
On the eve, it became known that the most expensive car Ferrari 250 GTO began to cost more than a bag of gold. About a week ago, gold was worth 39.78 dollars per gram. Already on January 2, the cost rose and amounted to $ 41.43 per gram.
At the last auction, the car of 1962 was sold for 48,405,000 dollars. The weight of the GTO is approximately 880 kilograms. If you take 880 kg and divide the cost by weight, you can understand that 1 gram of car costs 55.00 dollars, which is significantly more than the price of gold.
Russian electric Mustang
The Russian company Aviar plans to introduce a modern version of the 1967 Ford Mustang. The model will be equipped with an electric motor, and its characteristics are very impressive. The maximum speed of the car will be about 250 km / h, the engine power will approach 840 horsepower, and the range of 507 km makes the model one of the best electric cars at the moment.
The car in question is still only a concept, and therefore indicators can change significantly at the time of the actual announcement.
In the State Duma plan to selectively cancel the transport tax
The parliamentarians came up with the initiative to cancel the payment to the budget for those owners whose transport is older than 10 years and the cost of the car must be within one million rubles.
Explaining their idea, the deputies note that the lion’s share of cars on domestic roads just falls on cars with mileage of ten years and above. Buy them people with modest financial opportunities. Therefore, imposing on them the obligation to pay transport tax will only worsen the financial situation.
Kia Optima Sportswagon PHEV will cost from 2,994,000 rubles
In technical terms, the car remained unchanged. The 2019 Optima Sportswagon PHEV is still able to drive about 50 km on electric propulsion, and at the heart of the system is a 2.0-liter engine with 152 power. The total power is 200 horsepower and 375 Nm of torque