The prototype of the new Russian electric car Atom, announced in early November by the Kama startup, will be shown to the public in 2023. And its sales are planned to be launched two years after that. This was told to journalists by the former vice-president of AvtoVAZ for engineering, and now the executive director of JSC “Kama” Harald Grubel.
“In 2023, we will show functional prototypes of Atom, and already in 2025 we plan to start selling electric vehicles,” said Harald Grubel at the round table “Electric propulsion as a new paradigm of the world” at the ATOMEXPO 2022 forum.
The top manager of Kama noted that his company with its electric car plans to make a real revolution in user experience by changing the format of the relationship between man and machine. When developing Atom, the startup takes into account the needs of the younger generation and believes that it is necessary to pay attention not only to improving technical characteristics, but also to the nature of the interaction of customers with an electric car.
It is worth noting that there is still no clear idea of what the first Atom car on an electric platform will look like. According to one version, it will be similar to the previously presented prototype of the Kama-1 electric car and, among other things, will find its application in taxi, car sharing and delivery services. According to rumors, Atom production will be set up at the idle Ford plant in Naberezhnye Chelny, which Kama JSC is going to buy from the owner for $20 million.
Earlier it was reported that the Russian startup started developing Atom about a year ago. Now more than 250 engineers, designers and IT developers with experience not only in Russia but also in Europe, the USA and China are working on an ambitious project.
Source: Trash Box