Elon Musk’s Tesla faces a new and unexpected challenger from weapons giant Kalashnikov. The company has unveiled a design for its new electric car, although its retro style has received mixed reviews on social media.

Kalashnikov, a company more known for its AK-47 machine guns than its electric vehicles, unveiled its new electric car on Thursday.

The powder-blue prototype, dubbed the CV-1, was unveiled by the Russian arms maker at a defense expo outside of Moscow.

Kalashnikov Concern told Russian media that the technology within its “electric supercar” will rival that of Elon Musk’s Tesla.

“This technology will allow us to stand in line with the world’s electric car manufacturers, like Tesla, and compete with them,” a spokesperson told Sputnik.

According to the company, the vehicle can travel 350 kilometers (217 miles) on a single charge,    more……

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Source: dw.com