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Russian arms maker set to rival Tesla with new electric vehicle

Russian arms maker set to rival Tesla with new electric vehicle

Russian defence business Kalashnikov has unveiled an electric auto prototype which it said will rival cars produced by Tesla. Kalashnikov claims the CV-1 can travel up to 350 km (217 miles) on one single charge.

Russian manufacturing firm Kalashnikov has wheeled out a retro-looking electric auto it says will give Elon Musk's Tesla a run for its money, the BBC reports. Gun manufacturer Kalashnikov, no doubt hoping to ride the current wave of nostalgia in Russian Federation, has unveiled a electric concept vehicle with the classic functional aesthetics of those Soviet times.

Kalashnikov showed off a prototype of its "super car" called the CV-1, a robin's egg blue incarnation of a Soviet hatchback from the 1970s, at a defense expo outside Moscow on Thursday, BBC News reported.

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If the notion that a Russian weapons manufacturer becoming a legitimate competitor to Tesla in the electric auto game sounds farfetched...well, you're not alone. Again, it's not likely you'll see one on American roads any time soon, but it does make Kalashnikov look serious about electric vehicles. The capacity of electric auto can reach 500 kilowatts at peak, and the range is 350 miles.

According to Kalashnikov, the CV-1 is powered by a 220 kW electric motor producing 295 hp capable of propelling the vehicle from 0-100 kph (62 mph) in six seconds.

Aside from making guns, Kalashnikov had previously built electric motorcycles and electric "Ovum" vehicles that were used at the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

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No prices are available for the Russian auto as yet, so it may be able to take on Tesla's "budget" Model 3 ($35,000) on that front.

Now, Kalashnikov wants to take on Tesla (who has daring plans, by the way), so it had developed cutting-edge tech for this 'electric supercar'.

Few other details have been provided on the CV-1.

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Kalashnikov Concern has always been trying to expand its brand, recently launching lines of clothing and other civilian merchandise ranging from umbrellas to mobile phone covers.


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