Guns and wheels: the electric car of the Russian arms company

Kalashnikov, which is mainly known for its destructive tools, now wants to save the world a little air pollution

The Russian car industry is not really fancy, but it does not prevent them from holding on to ambitions and dreams of a more successful future - and greener as well, as part of the trend of low-cost electric vehicles that cause much less pollution than benzene and diesel. The company that took the lead in the field in the giant country will no doubt surprise you - because you have known it mainly from violent action games.

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Kalashnikov, the concern for the development and manufacture of the most famous assault rifles) and countless tools Others, from the end of the 19 century), was able to surprise everyone by introducing the civilian CV-1 - Retro style which draws inspiration from another popular sample sourced somewhere in the Soviet automotive industry of the seventies.

Meet the first car of the AK47 and AK74 artists

From some angles it is argued that this is a joke or joke, based on a simple plastic body that has nothing real, but the media are quite convinced that this is real and real development - with relatively impressive data that includes a motor with maximum 295 horsepower Motivates all four wheels, an array With a total capacity of 90 kilowatt-hour, which is expected to provide travel ranges of 350 kilometers and also a six-second acceleration from zero to 100 mph.

The company also develops civilian motorcycles based on electric motors, so it seems that this is not a one-time whim but a new and significant direction

It is not yet clear when they will start to produce the belligerent car commercially or how much it will cost to those interested, but with the declared goal of competing with the popular models of American Tesla there is no doubt that it will be interesting to keep track of this project in the future.


The interior is headlights and the interior of the car is also relatively modern - but on the other hand the wipers and handles look as though they came straight from the decks

The Izh 2125 is the inspiration for the electric version