Kalashnikov takes on Tesla with retro-look electric ‘supercar’

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Kalashnikov takes on Tesla with retro-look electric ‘supercar’

Russian arms maker says cutting edge elements will ensure it can take on Elon Musk’s brand

The Russian arms maker Kalashnikov has unveiled its new electric car, inspired by a rare 1970s model, saying the technology will rival Elon Musk’s Tesla.

The brand, best known for the AK-47 machine gun, on Thursday presented the retro-looking pale blue prototype, the CV-1, at a defence expo outside Moscow.

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