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A Kurrent in the assembly process. Click the photo for a high res gallery

Click on the photo of AEV President Scott Thornton and the Kurrent for a high-res gallery of photos from AutoblogGreen's visit to the AEV factory

Have you heard of the Kurrent? It's a small, American-made electric vehicle, and AutoblogGreen got a peek at the assembly location and took one for a test drive. You can watch the video below, read more on the Kurrent and manufacturer American Electric Vehicle here and see our gallery of images here.

Click on the photo of the Kurrent to see a high-res gallery from the factory

Click on the photo of AEV President Scott Thornton and the Kurrent for a high-res gallery of photos from our visit to the AEV factory

digg_url = 'http://digg.com/environment/The_Top_Ten_electric_vehicles_you_can_buy_right_now_for_the_most_part'; I think all the news of the Tesla Roadster and the Chevy Volt that came out since last summer has reminded a lot of people that there are some serious contenders to the gasoline engine. The electric vehicle (EV) community certainly thinks 2006 was a good year for EVs. In fact, the past has seen some truly cool EVs, and the list of retired EVs is long and, for some, emotional: the EV

A few days ago, Scott Thornton took some time to talk to AutoblogGreen about his current project, American Electric Vehicles and the Kurrent electric car (for an intro to the Kurrent, read this).

Is the sudden interest in neighborhood electric vehicles (NEV) good for EV movement? Are they helping advance the technology needed to introduce mainstream consumers to EVs? Is there really a strong market for $10,000 or $15,000 grocery getters and industrial-yard security cruisers?

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