You didn’t read the title wrong. Whenever you hear of Russian company Kalashnikov Concern, it usually has to do with the myriad of rifles they have been making since 1807. What doesn’t come to mind is the same company working on an environmentally-friendly electric car.

Unveiled during the ARMY-2018 military trade show, a prototype concept based on an old 1973 Russian-made IZh 2125 is going to be Kalashnikov’s bet against the electric car behemoth which is Tesla.

Kalashnikov car concept

Despite its retro appearance, the proposed car is said to go from 0-60 miles per hour in six seconds; all this power is coming from a rechargeable battery which can go up to a little more than 200 miles on a single charge.

Details on the project are scarce, but for what it’s worth, this could be their version of a Bond car: fully-electric with hidden compartments for housing a mini-arsenal.


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