According to Ildar Gazizov, Deputy Director for Civil Engineering of JSC Uraltransmash, the new model is assembled entirely from domestic parts, 60% of which are produced directly at the manufacturing plant. And Vladimir Gorodilov, the general director of the enterprise, emphasized that almost all cities where this type of transport is operated are already showing interest in the new tram.
It is also worth noting that 71-418 surpasses European standards in terms of smoothness. And the car, equipped with a climate control system and additional light indication (for visually impaired), consists of non-combustible plastic that has passed all laboratory safety tests.
The final testing of the brainchild of Uraltransmash and the preparation of all necessary documents are planned for this fall. If there are no unforeseen situations, then trading will begin in January 2020. Estimated price of the new tram will be about 95 million rubles.