The CV-1 Electric Car Aims to Compete With Tesla

 - Aug 30, 2018
References: dezeen & slashgear
Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov may be best known for the AK-47 assault rifle, but the iconic Russian company has recently revealed its concept CV-1 electric car. Designed to rival Tesla, the CV-1 electric car is the first electric vehicle made by the company and adopts a retro Soviet-era look. Inspired by the IZh 2125 Kombi the car is sure to entice those with a fondness for Soviet-era aesthetics. The vehicle can reportedly travel for 217 miles per charge and is capable of reaching 62 mph on six seconds.

According to Sofia Ivanova, Kalashnikov's director of external communications, "The car is competing with Tesla because it's currently a successful electric vehicle project." It is unclear as to any specific advantage the CV-1 electric car has over any Tesla offerings, but Kalashnikov has stated the vehicle has "complex systems" and a "revolutionary inverter."

Image Credit: Kalashnikov