The ?-car range is expected to include various models.
The ?-car range is expected to include various models.

The ë-car is a hybrid car driven by petrol or natural gas and electric motors. The car body is made of a fibre reinforced thermoplastic material, using basalt fibres in place of glass fibre.

The first manufacturing facilities will be located in St. Petersburg. Initial plans call for the manufacture of up to 45 000 cars annually. The first cars are expected to be available in 2012.

ë-AUTO is a joint venture between truck maker Yarovit and billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov's Onexim group.