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AMP hires GM veteran John Gatt

Amp Sky – Click above for high-res image gallery

What is a neighborhood electric vehicle (NEV)?

We all want electric vehicles that we can afford. Unfortunately the only full function electric car "available on the market" in the United States right now is the Tesla Roadster. However even before car loans became hard to get, the Roadster was largely unaffordable. So, what other options are there? For now at least the only option is the neighborhood electric vehicle, also known as NEVs.

Zap counters hype machine story with yet more press releases

In typical fashion, Zap has responded to the critical exposé that was published Wired recently with, you guessed it, more press releases. The releases, of course, do nothing at all to address any of the issues raised in the article about the company's business practices. Zap has heavily promoted several amazing new vehicles, none of which have been delivered even in prototype form. One of t

Lithium powered EV to be built in England

We've already 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

Italian-made Elettrica EV makes London-to-Brighton drive "with battery capacity to spare"

It may look like an AEV Kurrent to American eyes, but the car in the photo here is an Elettrica. It may share the look of the Kurrent, but the Elettrica is an Italian-made electric car that recently proved it has a range of at least 50 miles during a drive from London to Brighton without

American Electric Vehicle moves to larger factory

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

Traverse City, MI's Kurrent electric car rentals to be powered by renewable energy

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

Montana raises NEV speed limit to 35 mph

Click on the photo for a high-res gallery of the AEV Kurrent factory tour

NEVs may get more speed in Washington State

Click on the photo for a high res gallery from the AEV factory tour

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

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 200

AutoblogGreen Q&A: Scott Thornton, President-American Electric Vehicle Co.

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).

The Kurrent is Kute but will it Konnect with Konsumers?

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?