PM Modi Takes a Ride with Putin in Electric Golf Cart During Moscow Visit

PM Modi and President Putin rode in an Evolution D3 electric golf cart, which has a 64km range and 40.2 km/h top speed

A video showing Russian President Vladimir Putin driving an electric golf cart with Prime Minister Narendra Modi has drawn attention on social media. The viral video depicts PM Modi with Putin and two other delegates sitting behind them. On Monday, PM Modi visited Putin’s home in Novo-Ogaryovo, near Moscow, for an informal discussion.

In a post on X, PM Modi said:

Gratitude to President Putin for hosting me at Novo-Ogaryovo this evening. Looking forward to our talks tomorrow as well, which will surely go a long way in further cementing the bonds of friendship between India and Russia.

Evolution D3 electric golf cart can reach up to 40.2 kmph and offer a distance of 64.4 km
Source: Evolution Electric Vehicle

Features of the Electric Golf Cart

PM Modi and President Vladimir Putin were riding on an Evolution D3 electric golf cart. This model can reach up to 40.2 kmph and offer a distance of 64.4 km on a single charge. Furthermore, the electric cart measures 1,524 mm in width, 3,023 mm in length, and 1,956 mm in height. Also, it has a ground clearance of 152 mm.

The cart requires between 5 to 6 hours to achieve a full charge. However, it can charge from 0% to 80% in only 2 hours. Thus, the Evolution D3 can gather enough power for a short trip with just a few minutes of charging. This feature makes the Evolution D3 one of the most reliable golf carts worldwide.

On Monday, PM Modi visited Putin's home in Novo-Ogaryovo, near Moscow, for an informal discussion
Russian President Vladimir Putin chauffeured Indian PM Narendra Modi (Source: X)


  • Equipped with a 4-stroke, 6.3kW low-emission engine
  • Accommodates up to 4 individuals and their equipment
  • Gear up a 30% incline
  • A 110Ah lithium battery delivers the necessary energy for long-haul travel
  • 4-wheel hydraulic disk brakes.
  • Multifunction dashboard with 9.7″ screen.
  • 4-speaker Bluetooth audio with steering wheel controls.
Source: ANI News

Final Thoughts

The ride shared by the two leaders highlights their commitment to advancing eco-friendly transportation solutions. India stands as the third-largest vehicle market globally by sales. Meanwhile, the Russian automotive sector has suffered a decline following the Russia-Ukraine conflict, as numerous international brands exited the market.

However, both Domestic and Chinese brands have strengthened their foothold in Russia. According to the estimates, the electric vehicle market will generate US$46.5 million in revenue by 2024.