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2019 Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison Tray Bed Concept can carry anything anywhere

AEV is also showing off new high-clearance fenders

AEV is also showing off new high-clearance fenders.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison by AEV pricing: Here's what $48,045 buys you

Chevy says it's a $5,750 premium over the standard ZR2

Price represents a $5,750 premium over the standard ZR2.

Chevy Colorado ZR2 gets a bit burlier with Bison version

Co-developed with overlanding outfit AEV

Co-developed with overlanding outfit AEV.

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Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison caught testing

This previews a likely production version of the rugged overlander

Last year at SEMA, we saw a fairly radical Chevy Colorado ZR2 concept from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV). The already capable pickup had been fitted with a ton of gear for serious off-roading, including an upgraded suspension, 35-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain tires, skid plates, a snorkel and a winch. We were in love. Then Chevrolet trademarked the "ZR2 Bison" name (AEV uses a bison in its logo), which had us hoping for a production version of the SEMA concept. Now, our spy shooters have caug

Chevy Colorado ZR2 AEV and Race Development trucks roll into SEMA

Think overlanding and Ford Raptor.

AEV doesn't just build Jeeps and Rams.

The AEV Recruit is a tough and capable Ram 1500, for a price

Expect AEV's always excellent build quality, and the high cost that comes with it.

Latest Lit Motors C-1 prototype gets put through its paces

Auto-balancing Two-wheeler Production Delayed, But Development Progresses

We're going to go out on a cynical limb here and say that the C-1 self-balancing, enclosed motorcycle from Lit Motors won't see production in 2014, something a company representative stated would happen as recently as March of this year. Heck, 2015 seems a stretch at this point.

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AEV Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Back In The States After Winning The Australasian Safari Rally

AEV to introduce Ram Concept at SEMA

American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), the Michigan-based company that has been modifying 4WD vehicles for hardcore off-road duty since 1997, will be introducing an all-new concept at SEMA next week. The prototype, which represents the company's first build with Ram, is based on the burly 2014 2500 Crew Cab Diesel.

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2013 AEV Brute Double Cab

These are the guys who bring an M777 howitzer to a knife fight. In terms of overall rugged utility, the all-new 2013 Brute Double Cab from American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) is about as overkill as they come, and we can't seem to get enough of the beasts that this company produces. Unlike most aftermarket firms, always striving to lower cost and increas

Jeep drops details on six Easter Jeep Safari Concepts

Jeep has released details on six new concepts the company crafted for this year's Easter Jeep Safari, including the Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept. And while that vehicle boasts a slew of off-road goodies, including tow hooks, aggressive Goodyear Wrangler rubber and a rear light bar, we're more interested in the wicked Mighty FC Concept pictured above.

AEV turns Wrangler into Brute Double Cab for SEMA

Jeep pickup trucks are griffins. Amalgamated kings of all automotive beasts that combine the friendly puppy vibe of a Wrangler with the utility of a cargo box. Ten years ago, American Expedition Vehicles gave the public the original TJ-based Brute at that year's SEMA show, and now the company is reprising that performance and introducing the Brute Double Cab.

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AEV developing e-shuttle electric bus with 83-mile range

American Electric Vehicles (AEV) – a Colorado-based company co-founded by Dr. Dan Rivers – is developing an 18-passenger electric shuttle bus with the intention of eventually selling it in the U.S., China and India. Rivers, who co-founded the lithium-ion battery company Compact Power Inc., announced that the 21-foot eShuttle prototype has concluded efficiency testing in China and claims that the bus' 88.5 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery pac

AEV to offer Jeep J8 MILSPEC for civilian off-road use in the U.S.

Click above for a high-res image gallery of the AEV J8 MILSPEC

AutoblogGreen visits the American Electric Vehicle factory and we drive a Kurrent

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