Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Kalashnikov Concern rivals Tesla with its own retro electric car

Kalashnikov Concern, a Russian defense manufacturing company, has presented an electric concept car CV-1, one of a few Russian electric vehicles. Usually, Kalashnikov produces items and vehicles for the military, but CV-1 has a wider audience.

“Kalashnikov plans to rival the heading electric car producers, including Tesla,” the company representatives claim. CV-1 is equipped with a 90-kilowatt-hour battery; its power can reach 500 kilowatts and the range is 350 kilometers.

At present, they have presented only a concept which looks nothing like Tesla and very familiar to everyone who lives in Russia. The bodywork is based in an old Soviet car, IJ- 21252, which now looks very retro.

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