Amber. That is the name of the first Russian electric car. Conceived, designed and launched by the Moscow Polytechnic University, the Amber is the first prototype of 100% Russian design and manufacture. It stands out not only for its design, but also because, according to its creators, its motor, inverter, control systems and batteries They are of 100% Russian origin.
Although, it seems, what is presented is a prototype that does not even have the full battery installed yet. And in reddit They point to components that are, in fact, of Chinese origin. The benefits are in themselves an unknown. And beyond the meme it has become in recent hours, the idea of it being mass produced is quite fun, but unlikely to materialize.
Initially, the car was said to be mass produced by the Avtotor plant in Kaliningrad, known for producing cars from BMW, Ford, KIA and Hyundai, until Western sanctions over the Ukraine War began to make things complicated. in the country. But it is not something that has been confirmed. Whatever happens in the end, here’s Amber in all its glory:
The Amber is, in reality, a “platform”, according to its creators
The objective of this prototype seems to be to be able to test new developments quickly and easily. In this sense, the design is evidently quite functional and has little regard for whether the outside world will like it. The registration, in addition, also indicates the use to which it is focused: “Testing”.
And no, it hasn’t been liked very much, it seems. It has become a meme so quickly that Moscow university felt compelled to publish a clarification about the car’s purpose. The researchers published a statement on Telegram.
“The red car has nothing to do with the external appearance of the Avtotor electric vehicle, which is currently being worked on. The photographs circulating show a universal support unit developed by specialists from the Moscow Polytechnic, with which you can perform tests. “The operation of all systems of the future vehicle. Allows you to install any power unit and test the assembled system in a single moving unit. With this support, the systems of future wheeled vehicles can be tested under realistic operating conditions.”
Statement from its creators on Telegram.
However, the memes are already unstoppable: