AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

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AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

Post by skb12172 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:43 pm

I think it looks like a bad guy car from the Connery era Bond movies.

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Re: AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

Post by g-man » Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:42 pm

Technical aspects aside, I think it at least looks good. Getting inspiration from the past (rather than being ruled entirely by the car's profile in a wind tunnel) is the thing which could really vault electrics forward toward widespread adoption.

The more I think about restoring another old Galaxie, the more I think it'd be cool to outfit a second one as an EV. Save 800lbs by eliminating the motor and transmission, and then spread the battery pack out to optimize weight distribution.
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Re: AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

Post by Old Grafton » Wed Aug 29, 2018 2:04 pm

Well, maybe it won't emit as much blue smoke as the old E.German Trabants, but it sure looks like an updated Trabi....
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Re: AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

Post by Gunnuts » Wed Aug 29, 2018 3:40 pm

Seeing that car made me think of this. :lol:

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Re: AK-GT? Kalashnikov Electric Car

Post by MiddleAgedKen » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:36 pm

g-man wrote:
Wed Aug 29, 2018 1:42 pm
The more I think about restoring another old Galaxie, the more I think it'd be cool to outfit a second one as an EV. Save 800lbs by eliminating the motor and transmission, and then spread the battery pack out to optimize weight distribution.
The Neil Young plan (LincVolt), more or less.
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