The Kurrent

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The Kurrent
Overview
ManufacturerThe American Electric Vehicle Company (AEVCO)
Production2006-2007
DesignerMaurizio Tomaselli
Body and chassis
Classneighborhood electric vehicle
Body style2 seat
PlatformUnique;
Powertrain
Engine4.1 kW electric motor plus 4 lead Deepcycle batteries
Dimensions
Length92 inches
Width50 inches
Curb weight~1080 lbs

The Kurrent is a neighborhood electric vehicle that was built between 2006 and 2007 by the now defunct American Electric Motor Vehicle Company.

Features[edit]

The Kurrent has a 4.1 kW electrical motor powered by four 12 volt lead–gel sealed batteries (total 48 volts). It can travel up to 35–40 miles (56–64 km) on a charge. Charge time from a 120 V outlet is approximately 8 hours. It featured regenerative brakes, a lockable 7.5 cubic foot truck[1] and a separate 12 volt battery to power optional equipment.[2]

Concept[edit]

The Kurrent's design was based on the European line of microcars (which were inspired by motorcycles). They were built in Wixom, Michigan.

Production of the Kurrent stopped in 2007, and the American Electric Motor Vehicle Company ceased operations in 2008.

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