Social media users laugh as Kalashnikov Concern unveils prototype electric car to compete with Tesla
Kalashnikov Concern has unveiled a prototype electric car which it claims will be able to compete with Elon Musk’s Tesla, the firm’s spokeswoman Sofia Ivanova told RBK.
“We’re speaking about competing namely with Tesla because it is currently a very successful project in the field of electric vehicles. We expect that, at minimum, we won’t fall behind them,” Ivanova said.
She did not name any specific advantages the Kalashnikov prototype might have over the Tesla.
Earlier, at the international Army-2018 forum, Kalashnikov unveiled CV-1, an electric concept car which was based on a Izh-21252 (also known locally as a Kombi).
The Izh-Kombi is a Soviet-era automobile which was produced at the Izhevsk Automobile Factory in the Soviet Union. The factory now belongs to Kalashnikov Concern.
Social media users have not held back:
“I’d buy it. Soon everyone will have a Tesla, but I’ll be the only one with this wonder.”
“They’re not competing with Musk, but with the Zaporozhets.”
“Kalashnikov has entered the market of cheap comedy.”
Another prototype which was presented by Kalashnikov Concern at the forum was the combat robot Igorek, who weighs in excess of two tonnes. This also attracted attention from observers as well as ridicule from social network users.
One social media user wrote: “Now they just need to invent a vehicle to transport it.”