Okay, so it's a little slower than the Tesla Model S vehicles being produced on the other side of the Bay, but still. KleenSpeed Technologies is testing a prototype of its smaller (and slower) KAR GT electric vehicle in and around Mountain View, CA, south of San Francisco, Autoweek reports. The company will also show the car off at the San Francisco International Auto Show starting next week.

Ultimately, the vehicle may be priced at less than $10,000, not including a battery that would be leased for about $175 a month. Of course, that depends on KleenSpeed finding a development partner, though Silicon Valley is not a bad place to look around for one. KleenSpeed, which also makes vehicles ranging from electric scooters to battery-powered Mazda Miatas, said about a year ago that it would start developing the KAR, and that the EV would have a single-charge range of about 150 miles and would deliver as much as 134 horsepower.


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      bluepongo1
      • 2 Days Ago
      Awesome!! a Darwin machine for those who only care about price point. They can cruise from Mc Donald's to Wal-Mart in their GT LOL!!
      goodoldgorr
      • 2 Days Ago
      Some new car manufacturers are willing to do everything to save weight on their vehicles, like this one, where they removed doors, hood and fenders. Yet they just promised 150 miles range and for 10 000$ and a lease of 175$/month for the battery seam a very high price.
      marcopolo
      • 2 Days Ago
      Lets see.....hmmmm....Pay $10,000 for this strange little vehicle, and lease the battery for $ 175 per month, Or ,.. lease the entire Nissan Leaf for $ 140 to $170 ? Well, it is near San Francisco, and all those young men may deliver..........
      Chris
      • 2 Days Ago
      175 a month plus the cost of the car? Back to the drawing board boys.
      throwback
      • 2 Days Ago
      Are the doors an option?
      Giza Plateau
      • 2 Days Ago
      I'm guessing they'd have more success doing a Tesla Roadster type car at quarter the price.
      StaceyS
      • 2 Days Ago
      Does it come with the pack of unpaid interns to push it around, and if so, are you legally required to feed and house them?