In 1979, VAZ came up with the idea of creating an open four-seater electric vehicle for servicing resorts, exhibitions, park areas, etc. Yu. Vereshchagin developed an original design project for an electric car VAZ 1801 "Pony." V. Baranovsky became the lead designer.
It was expected that he would have time to work at the Olympics in Moscow, but they were not entirely sure about the car, so he did not go to the sports festival. In total, only two samples were made. However, later this electric car participated in many car shows. And as an exhibit and as a service tool, he always aroused the public's keenest interest and desire to ride.
Source: carstyling.ru (translated from Russian)
Images: AVTOVAZ; rusautomobile.livejournal.com