Here comes the Russian vehicle to rival Tesla.kalashnikov.media
Kalashnikov Concern, a Russian defense manufacturing company, presented an electric concept car CV-1, one of few Russian electric vehicles. Usually, Kalashnikov produces items and vehicle for the military but CV-1 has a wider audience.
“Kalashnikov plans to rival the heading electric car producers, including Tesla,” the company representatives claim. CV-1 is equipped with 90-
By now, they presented only a concept which looks nothing like Tesla and very familiar to everyone who lives in Russia. The bodywork is based in an old Soviet car IJ- 21252 or which now looks very retro.
Kalashnikov’s unexpected experiment with electric cars created quite a stir on the Internet, mainly because of its unusual looks. Stanislav Tanner wrote on Facebook: “The design is funny, looks like real cyber-punk”.
Perhaps this is true – the company never stated that working models will look exactly like the concept; the work is still in progress. Nevertheless, it didn’t stop anyone from mocking “Tesla’s killer” for its looks and claims on the rivalry with Elon Musk’s works.
Some people recalled the time Musk sent Tesla to space – and suggested that there it can face some competition…
The others suggested that Kalashnikov just hypes on the meme “How do you like it, Elon Musk?” which is quite popular in Russia – and now in the West as well.
Они просто мем "Как тебе такое Илон Маск?" воплотили в жизнь— Obormot20!8 (@Obormot2018) 23 августа 2018 г.
“They just embodied the meme into the real life…”
Конкурент Tesla от "Калашникова". На базе ИЖ-21252 «Комби»— kamenskiy evgeny (@odikov) 23 августа 2018 г.
Это вам не кот чихнул
Маск смущён pic.twitter.com/VnHZuN1S8M
“Mr. Musk is seriously worried”
Many were laughing their hearts out on how similar the concept car looks to the old Soviet automobiles…
Сосед взял себе электромобиль отечественного производства pic.twitter.com/4i9X7wgMbX— Леонид Дегтярёв (@leon_elk) 23 августа 2018 г.
“My neighbor just bought a Russia-made electro car”
…and suggested some other options for the inventive people in Kalashnikov.
Вот, вам еще дизайн для новых электромобилей, не благодарите! pic.twitter.com/d1UL46ibV9— Юрий Тюмин (@tyumin_com) 23 августа 2018 г.
“Here’s another design for a new electro car, don’t thank me”
>"Калашников" в рамках выставки "Армия-2018" продемонстрировал концепт электрокара на базе ретрокузова автомобиля ИЖ-21252 «Комби»— историк-алкоголик (@AlcoHistory) 23 августа 2018 г.
вот если бы на базе Запорожца 365 - вот было бы круто
щас как раз все угорают по римейка малолитражек 60-х гг
типа фиат 500 и Миникупер pic.twitter.com/eAkcy3BKrJ
“It would be cooler if they used the Zaporozhets (another Soviet car) looks. Right now the remakes of the 60s runabouts are on hype”
Now, even the official page of Kalashnikov Concern on Facebook invites everyone to send their memes dedicated to the new concept vehicle. They definitely have
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