covered the Italian-designed Kurrent built in Michigan
by American Electric Vehicle. An English company is preparing to use the same design and build it in Britain. Future Vehicles will produce the
Elettrica to take on the popular if easily "compacted" G-Wiz. Unlike the Kurrent, which uses lead gel batteries to achieve a forty mile range, the
Elettrica will use lithium ion batteries to bump the range to seventy miles.
As we found out when we toured the AEV factory the Kurrent and
Elettrica use a steel egg-shell cage for extra strength and the Kurrent has even been crash tested. In the wake of crash tests of the G-Wiz, safety will be one
the selling points of the
Elettrica which will go for
£12,750 inc VAT (value-added-tax).