AK-47 maker Kalashnikov chases Tesla with Soviet-style electric car – Business Insider

The Russian company behind the AK-47 launched a concept electric car at a Moscow military expo on Thursday — and it claims it can rival Elon Musk’s Tesla.

The company, Kalashnikov, said it based the design of the new CV-1 on a 1970s Soviet hatchback, the Izh 2125 “Kombi,” and it couldn’t look more different from the futuristic Tesla range with which it wants to compete.

The car’s specifications, according to Kalashnikov’s website, include a battery capacity of 90 kilowatt-hours, 220 kilowatts of power, and a cruising range of 217 miles (350 kilometers).

via AK-47 maker Kalashnikov chases Tesla with Soviet-style electric car – Business Insider

Everyone else is playing catch up with Tesla.. A concept car is YEARS away from manufacturing. Meanwhile Tesla is taking over the global market with almost no competition from any of the major auto manufacturers.

Tesla is gaining a HUGE market dominating power, via a vertical and horizontal monopoly that it is putting in place, with almost ZERO challenge from anyone.