Kalashnikov Stories August 24

Kalashnikov, better known as the maker of the AK-47 assault rifle, has been dabbling in electric vehicles lately.

This week, they unveiled a new fully electric retro-looking car which it is using as a test platform to develop an all-electric powertrain, and they claim it competes with Tesla. expand full story

Kalashnikov Stories October 20, 2017

The Russian company Kalashnikov, better known from products like the AK-47, unveiled an electric motorbike at the Army 2017 International Military-Technical Forum in Moscow, Russia. Kalashnikov introduced two versions, one for military purposes and one for the police force. If these bikes are anything like their infamous assault rifle, then they will prove to be virtually indestructible and hugely popular among certain demographics.

It’s admittedly a stretch considering the nature of the different products, but most electric bikes, such as the Zero DS, offer high-tech features like the digital dashboard and smartphone app. Kalashnikov does not get into such tech wizardry. Instead, they opt for good old-fashioned flip switches, indicator lights, and a chronological speedometer. Nothing wrong with that.

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