The transition to electronic vehicles may be delayed

Automakers are not asked to introduce EPTS until 2018, as the system needs to be finalized.

The transition period, we will remind, will begin already on July 1, 2017, but the companies want to postpone the launch for a year.

Russian motorists switch to electronic vehicles

A number of manufacturers, in a conversation with Kommersant , have voiced the difficulties they may face when moving from paper passports to electronic vehicles. So, GAZ noted that in the regulatory documents there is uncertainty: by July 1, a government decree, as well as orders of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Internal Affairs, should appear. “In addition, many add-ons of commercial vehicles in small and medium-sized businesses do not have their own information system,” the company representative added.

Not ready for an early transition to EPTS and dealers. “Hasty introduction of e-passports without training personnel will negatively affect the car market,” experts say. In addition, the issue of transferring cars to the consumer is unclear – it is supposed to be able to register EPTS with the dealer using EDS. “There is no understanding of who will formalize the EPTS for import and the interaction with the FCS is not adjusted,” market participants added.

As reported by “Avtomambler”, earlier the draft resolution on the beginning of the transition period from paper to electronic TCP since July 1, 2017 was published on the website of the government. Currently, he is in the process of public discussion. It is assumed that the electronic passport will be processed by the automaker or his authorized representative. The service will cost 250 rubles for automakers, and individuals and legal entities will pay 600 rubles for registration.

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