russian arms maker kalashnikov unveils electric car designed to rival tesla

russian arms maker kalashnikov unveils electric car designed to rival tesla

kalashnikov presented a prototype vehicle dubbed as ‘concept of an electric supercar CV-1’, equipped with technology to compete against tesla. the russian arms manufacturer, who has lately been expanding its brand, unveiled the retro-looking car in a defense expo outside of moscow.

kalashnikov presented a prototype vehicle dubbed as 'concept of an electric supercar CV-1', equipped with technology to compete against tesla. images courtesy of kalashnikov



kalashnikov‘s supercar is actually based on the IZh 2125 kombi, a  russian compact car from the seventies produced by soviet manufacturer IZh. the electric vehicle comes in a pale blue color, and it is said that it will come with a number of complex systems and technology that will allow it to compete against big electric car developers. so far, no specifications or price have been unveiled by the company.


  • I suspect that designboom is having its leg pulled. This is not ‘retro styling’, this is a home reno using stuff from a parts bin. Oh come on, Seriously ?

    Bruce Longhurst says:
  • Brutalismus

    Alfred says:
  • its a joke, right? this is a bad tunning of a Lada or a 1974 Fiat. why the big air opening in the front if it is electric? 🙂

    hugo amado says:
  • I agree with Bruce… WT* is that?!?! To compete with who?! I mean, guys, get a bit serious and don’t publish rubbish like this please!

    Paolo says:
  • this is hilarious – it’s not even road worthy! side indicators are missing – and no interiors. like eating cardboard for breakfast. I do like the retro effect though.

    spadestick says:

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