Kalashnikov, the Russian arms maker that is best known for making the AK-47 machine gun just unveiled a retro looking electric supercar at a defense expo outside Moscow. According to a report by AFP Moscow, the arms maker announced its plan to take on the Elon Musk s Tesla in the electric automobile industry with this new prototype. The report pointed out that this new electric car comes in a retro and is inspired by Izh-Kombi , a rare Soviet hatchback car model from 1970s. The current name designated to this electric supercar is CV-1. Also Read - New Tesla Model S Plaid can play Cyberpunk 2077 as good as PS5, shows Elon MuskAlso Read - Elon Musk's Starlink satellite internet service faces challenge to launch in India, DoT begins scrutiny
The arms maker claimed that CV-1 has been developed using cutting-edge elements that should be present in an electric supercar . The company added that is has added a revolutionary inverter in the car that will allow it to cover about 350km in one single charge. According to AFP, the Kalashnikov press office issued a statement, This technology will let us stand in the ranks of global electric car producers such as Tesla and be their competitor. It went on to add, We were inspired by the experience of global market leaders in developing our concept. Also Read - Elon Musk's Neuralink shows a Monkey playing video game with its mind: WATCH VIDEO
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This is not the only effort that Kalashnikov has undertaken in recent time to expand its brand. As pointed by the report, the company recently launched a clothing line and other lines for other civilian merchandise that range from mobile phone covers to umbrellas.
Kalashnikov s decision to enter the electric automobile market was met with a mixed reception where some users were excited with the prospect referring to the CV-1 as cyberpunk while some remained skeptical of the decision asking the company to stay away from cars.