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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