The Bravo eGo is the rarest of things -- an electric car made in Russia -- and it is raised on a dais at a big technology conference in Moscow. The company's young founder, Konstantin Artemev, opens the gull-wing door and lets a guest climb in.
Making an electric car in Russia would seem an exercise in Dostoevskian suffering, especially as Western sanctions take hold and the economy teeters on recession. But as he discusses the car's features, Artemev, 28, is possessed of the kind of unshakable confidence usually found in Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. One look around the cavernous hall shows he is not alone.