Of the 551 cars stolen in St. Petersburg so far this year, 460 had the keys either in the ignition or somewhere else in the vehicle. That's 83 percent of vehicles stolen in the city.
While it might be the world's safest practice, many of us got our first taste of driving as kids sitting on our mom or dad's laps while they let us steer. But that was usually done in a safe place (large parking lots or open fields) at very slow speeds. The safety aspect is what has two Russian parents in trouble after they filmed their 8-year-old driving an Audi at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour with slick road conditions.
Yo-Auto, the hybrid-vehicle maker launched in part by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, is pitching a crossover hybrid that can run on both gasoline and compressed natural gas (CNG) and can get about 65 miles per gallon. The company, which is owned by Prokhorov's Onexim Group and Russia-based truckmaker Yarovit, is also investing in a second assembly line at its St. Petersburg plant to double production capacity, HybridCars.com reported, citing a press conference held by Prokhorov in Russia
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Confirming a rumor that Autoblog clued readers in to early last March, Nissan has announced a $200 million plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. The deal for the automaker's first Russian plant comes after it inked an agreement yesterday with Russia's Economy Ministry.