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Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by LockH » Aug 24 2018 7:46am

Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car touted as Russia's answer to Tesla:
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45292028

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Russian manufacturing firm Kalashnikov has wheeled out a retro-looking electric car it says will give Elon Musk's Tesla a run for its money.

The firm behind the famous AK-47 assault rifle presented the eggshell-blue prototype vehicle, the CV-1, at an event near the capital, Moscow.

It said the CV-1, inspired by a Soviet hatchback created in the 1970s, was a revolutionary cutting-edge "supercar".

Kalashnikov was earlier ridiculed over its new combat robot "little Igor".
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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by fechter » Aug 24 2018 8:18am

Next thing you know, they'll try to launch the first one into orbit to keep Elon's Roadster company...
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Post by Compoundbike » Aug 24 2018 1:26pm

Well i was in Moscow and had a good impression about their Space Cosmonaut programm, well there are smart heads there but without money.. :shock:

Who knows they might launch a small series of EVs

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Post by spinningmagnets » Aug 24 2018 6:10pm

I have a fondness for soviet engineering. They have some very smart people in Russia, and the powers-that-be impose severe restrictions on their design goals. One of the few books I picked up and could not put down until I finished it was a short memoir bout a N. Korean pilot who defected to S. Korea with a MIG-15, called "A MIG-15 to freedom".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Belenko

Another similar book is "MIG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Belenko

Although the Russians used "flush rivets" in the locations where the airstream flowed over the aircrafts' body, they used common round-head rivets in those places where the airstream played no part, in order to save a few rubles. The landing gear was very robust, which allowed them to take off and land on rough runways. There were other discoveries, but...it was interesting to see the design choices made by engineers who made a feared aircraft which was produced under a very tight budget.

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Post by Hillhater » Aug 25 2018 6:09am

They certainly had some original ideas, and were not afraid to experiment in a big way..
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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by LockH » Aug 25 2018 6:20am

^^ Hehe... Gotta love "the military". Stay tuned for the Kalashnikov CV-1M Military Version. :) Sorta reminds of the Advanced Research Projects Agency Network:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ARPANET
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Post by brumbrum » Aug 25 2018 12:23pm

Looks like the 'Lada' that has been oroduced for 40 years in Russia.
I had one once, it would go all the way up to 60 on the steep hill where i lived... Unfortunately I lived at no.70 :wink:
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Post by TilmanBaumann » Aug 29 2018 6:06am

I'm not even nostalgic about the original car. But I'm totally Image

There are too many boring cookie cutter cars on the road. I want this. Or at least I want this to drive around me and put a smile on my face.

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Post by spinningmagnets » Aug 29 2018 5:26pm

They are also making a motorcycle, along with the car.

https://electricmotorcycle.com/kalashni ... -the-sm-1/
This electric car is a very practical 4-door hatchback, and it “looks like” the body is identical to a pre-1982 orphaned car model called IZh 2125, also known as the Moskovitch 1500 Kombi. Kind of like how the White Zombie race car was a 1972 Datsun 1200 sedan. Kalashnikov had produced some of them under license, so it follows that they dusted off the old dies that stamped-out the Moskovich body panels, and began making a few to see how it would go. I mean, why re-invent the wheel?

IZh is a subsidiary of Kalashnikov (IZh is roughly translated as [city of] Izhevsk Mechanical Works) and they also began producing motorcycles in 1928. That may sound odd, but during WWII, the Singer sewing machine company from the United States was contracted to make Colt .45-caliber semi-auto pistols, and the General Electric company (famous for motors, generators, and electrical appliances) was contracted to begin making jet engines for aircraft. And before you ask, yes…Kalashnikov still makes guns.

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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by LockH » Aug 29 2018 6:33pm

^^ Golly... " yes…Kalashnikov still makes guns"... Geee... was thinking those were anti-theft devices in the background. Silly me...
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Russian Pic Caption: Would you like to buy an electric car with that? (More than one way to kill a Tesla...)
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Post by Dauntless » Aug 29 2018 10:37pm

LockH wrote:
Aug 24 2018 7:46am

Sure miss that Soviet Yugo. [sigh]

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I liked it better when it was the Fiat 128.
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Post by LockH » Aug 29 2018 11:53pm

^^ Hehe... My mistake. The Yugo wasn't Russian... but communist Yugoslavia.

The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History by Jason Vuic:
http://www.librarypoint.org/yugo_vuic

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Just that the "styling" on the Kalashnikov "Tesla killer" reminded me of the Yugo. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by Dauntless » Aug 30 2018 2:02am

You're probably on to something, that's the way they do things.

As much as I hope to find a book about Malcolm Bricklin, (Who actually started the bike company you know of as Lee Iacocca's EV Warrior.) this doesn't sound like it. Sounds like the writer has a bad attitude about the Handyman. Self made millionaire as a college freshman when he sold his term paper for a million dollars AFTER taxes, the guy never held a job. What happened when the Government impounded his Subaru's for lack of crash tests was he bought a racetrack to let people drive them there, leading to the founding of a company that owned racetracks AND the founding of Malibu Grand Prix. But it turned out the Subaru 360 was just small enough the crash tests weren't required.

The Bricklin SV-1 was NOT a con, it was a legit business enterprise where supplier American Motors wasn't delivering the engines and other parts in a timely manner so the works got gummed up. Bertone, Pininfarina , the man brought a lot of cars to the U.S. You have to wonder if NATO is just inept or if they bombed the Yugo plant deliberately. The Yugo itself was a mix of more 128 than 127, from what I've read.

And I've heard people claim to have had one and liked it, at least for the price. I know how people treat an old car they bought for $3,000, they probably did the same with their Yugo's.

Maybe Kalashnikov should call their electric car the EK-47. Bricklin tried to build an electric. Seemed to have lost the magic later in life.
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Post by brumbrum » Aug 31 2018 2:36am

I bet the Ek47 has all the parts in it to make a Ak47. It just needs a bit of reassembling. What a great way of deploying arms to Syria and saying you had nothing to do with it. Give a couple of years and see most Syrian miltary in a Ek47
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Post by LSBW » Sep 01 2018 7:35pm

spinningmagnets wrote:
Aug 24 2018 6:10pm
I have a fondness for soviet engineering. They have some very smart people in Russia, and the powers-that-be impose severe restrictions on their design goals. One of the few books I picked up and could not put down until I finished it was a short memoir bout a N. Korean pilot who defected to S. Korea with a MIG-15, called "A MIG-15 to freedom".

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Belenko
Viktor Belenko was a Soviet pilot, who defected from USSR to Japan with a brand new Mig-25.

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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by LSBW » Sep 01 2018 7:40pm

LockH wrote:
Aug 24 2018 7:46am
Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car touted as Russia's answer to Tesla
This is just a test vehicle for the EV technology.
Trust me, even Russians know about drag coefficient nowadays.

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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by Dauntless » Sep 01 2018 10:18pm

A mule, eh? That makes sense, but that's Detroit logic. The way I hear it the Soviet mentality of no corner left uncut is still in place. If it's being promoted, it's likely to be what they want to put in play.

The Kombi

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Meanwhile, I read the MIG 15 book, very good.

Oh and, Igorek or whatever, little Igor.

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Re: Kalashnikov's CV-1 electric car

Post by The fingers » Sep 01 2018 10:57pm

fechter wrote:
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Next thing you know, they'll try to launch the first one into orbit to keep Elon's Roadster company...

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