The Monarch Concept S electric car from Novosibirsk must scan the road with ultrasound, drive on an autopilot with artificial intelligence, generate electricity from the suspension and change batteries in 6 minutes in a network of patented charging stations. But I couldn't even get to my own presentation in Moscow.
Will you believe this will all be ready by 2021?
At the same time, the first electric cars with a range of 500 km on a single charge should go on sale at a price of 1 million 500 thousand rubles by the end of 2021 . The presentation of another Russian threat to Elon Musk took place before the new year 2020. The organizers of the action with a blue eye promised to put the Monarch Concept S in the showroom of electric vehicles on Leningradskoe Shosse, 47 literally a few days after the failure with the show and give a ride to everyone. But the project "Monarch" is more like another scam, the organizers of which only want to "ride" gullible investors.
Nice picture, isn't it?
Why was "Monarch" not present at the presentation, but only an empty stage with an electric scooter and a wretched picture behind the speakers? They said the prototype was lost on the way. Agree, rotten excuse. A "needle in a haystack" the size of a Porsche crossover (and something similar to it) was quickly found in a warehouse of a transport company in Moscow by car investigators. Photos of the "concept" were posted in Livejournal by the author of the blog Rusautomobilie. Go to his LJ page, you won't regret it, there are about 50 photos of a real layout. Here are the most egregious:
The rear windows are kept on adhesive tape, the model is not even painted, only crookedly primed
Instead of headlights, only holes, the body kit reminds the creativity of mother's tuners from the gateway in a sleeping area
And in these holes there are pieces of rectangular pipe, so the headlights simply have nowhere to insert
Under the hood is an electric motor from the baby Nissan LEAF. The triumph of Novosibirsk technologies. Pay attention to the motor shield, welded from pieces by someone's crooked hands
From below it is also clearly visible on what technology this concept was built. The technology called Srali - Mazali has been known for a long time and is widely used in all branches of Russian production.
Fierce collective farm hastily stitched together in an unknown garage
Self-made pseudo-sports chairs with curved stitching
In short, innovative approach and professionalism is felt in every detail.
Naturally, such trash could not be shown either to the press, which, by the way, was carefully selected so that journalists would not blurt out too much, or to investors, both already subscribed and potential.
Yes! The most disgusting thing is that everyone collects money for this, although the "developers" have no business plan. Only information on the site elauto.one, where potential "partners" are offered to invest (or rather, to invest) in the amount of 250,000 rubles or more.
Surprisingly, investors are. They are not afraid of either the story of Fomenko's Marusya, or the famous failure of Yo-Mobile by Prokhorov, or the dubious "prosecutor's" past of the head of the Monarch project, Alexei Ponomarenko, who is even accused of fraud on YouTube. But Yo-Mobile at least drove and I was even able to ride it, which I will definitely tell you about, and this …
If you want more details, you can easily find an exhaustive investigation by typing "monarch drom ru" in a search engine (I do not put a direct link so as not to be banned). There is also another detailed article about the Monarch project.
MMM, "Marusya", "Monarch" - the parallels suggest themselves. Yes, and without any parallels, the very name "Monarch" should scare off, because a mile away from him reeks of swindle. So, do not even dream of traveling around Russia in a domestic Tesla for one and a half million in a couple of years.
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And if you have a hybrid or electric car (the latter is hard to believe), write in the comments the make, model and how you operate it. Especially about fuel consumption and repairs. Toyota Prius and other hybrids are very popular in Georgia. We, of course, do not have any subsidies or indulgences for import. But can it be profitable to operate a hybrid in Russia without it?