Kalashnikov Introduces New Electric Car

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    Moscow (AFP) - Russian arms maker Kalashnikov on Thursday presented its new electric car inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying the new technology will rival Elon Musk's Tesla.

    The brand, best known for the AK-47 machine gun, presented the decidedly retro-looking pale blue prototype, the CV-1, at a defense expo outside Moscow.

    The look was inspired by a Soviet hatchback model developed in the 1970s called "Izh-Kombi," a statement on the Kalashnikov website said.

    Holding company Kalashnikov Concern said it has developed some cutting-edge elements for the "electric supercar", including a "revolutionary" inverter. The vehicle can travel 350 kilometres on one charge.

    Move over, Musk: Kalashnikov unveils 'electric supercar'
     
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    That looks... ummmmm....

    Paint it green and put a Che license plate, though. Very west coast progressive marxist chique.

    Not sure why there is a radiator cutout though.

    Needs a bike rack on top, for when it breaks down.
     
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      I like the color and the wheels, the front has too much wind resistance for my tastes. I wonder how much it costs and what facilities will exist to service it. Tesla already has issues with service, especially when they have defects like I have heard recently.
       
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      Audi introduces new electric car.

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        Until they come with a mini reactor I’ll not be spending a dime on an electric car.
         
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          They have them. Small modular reactor - Wikipedia

          And you can if you have enough money charge them from say solar or even wind depending on how much and where you drive.

          The costs are the issue and they won't be going down that much either. I heard someone say they would be going down to half. That is stupid, the frame, body, and many other portions of a vehicle are not going down. The batteries will go down but not that much. If you can afford say a 60K car that would be fine, I can't.
           
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            In 1996, the Army and Navy were looking at them to be as small as a small generator on a tank sized vehicle (like M1 Abrams) for adjustable rate of fire and adjustable velocity per projectile rail guns.
             
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              This cannot be serious.

              I'm guessing publicity ploy.



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