Russia’s Hydrogen-Powered Aurus Senat Revealed, Rolls-Royce Rival Goes 600 km On Electric Drive
Russia’s hydrogen-powered Rolls-Royce rival, Aurus Senat, unveiled as an ultra-luxury sedan with 600 km electric drive.
Mass production of the hydrogen-powered Aurus Senat sedan is planned for 2024.
Aurus is targeting customers in Africa and the Middle East, as well as European and Chinese buyers.
The entry-level version of the petrol-powered Senat is priced at 18 million rubles (around $245,000).
First Russian luxury car brand, Aurus, has debuted a hydrogen-powered version of its flagship sedan, the Senat S600, at the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok.
The latest and eco-friendly iteration joins the petrol and hybrid version of the new sedan that is expected to reach dealerships across the world before the year runs out.
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According to the luxury brand, the hydrogen-powered Aurus Senat will go 600 km (404 miles) of electric driving range with the new powertrain.
Denis Manturov, the head of the Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation, said a mass production of the hydrogen-powered sedan is planned for 2024, while commenting on what he had described as the world’s first vehicle with this kind of drivetrain.
Aurus is targeting customers in Africa and the Middle East, as well as European and Chinese buyers. The entry-level version of the petrol-powered Senat is priced at 18 million rubles (around $245,000).
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This price in naira is about ₦100.8 million in current exchange rates. But the landing cost may rise up to like ₦160 million, if local taxes and destination charges in Nigeria are added.
The Aurus models, promoted by President Vladimir Putin, was first shown to the world back in 2018 when the Russian leader drove in the limousine version of the Senat during his inauguration.
Aurus current lineup includes the Senat S600 sedan and L700 limousine, the Komendant SUV, the Arsenal minivan, the show car-based convertible and the electric motorcycle.
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