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150 miles of electric car range for under $10,000?

A Silicon Valley start up developing electric vehicle systems technology claims to have built an electric car prototype which can retail for under $10,000 and get rack up a 150 mile driving range.

While this all sound really wonderful, Kleenspeed Technologies currently lacks at least one thing to bring it to market – a manufacturing partner.

Kleenspeed, which earlier this year set an electric car speed record in its EV-X11 at Laguna Seca in California, recently unveiled its KAR GT prototype at the San Francisco International Auto Show. The design is based upon the company’s GenESSys Energy Storage System, which Autoweek reports could be up to 40 kWh of batteries, which is enough energy storage reportedly for the claimed 150 miles  of range.

The KAR GT design is propelled by a 100 kW/134 HP electric motor with 221 lb ft of torque, according to Kleenspeed. It boasts a top speed of 85 miles per hour, hits 0 to 60 MPH in 6.5 seconds and has an estimated battery recharge time of around six hours. The estimated $9,995 price tag (there is a more sporty model for around $14,000 as well) could even have a potentially lower price tag as it could be eligible, at least on the federal level and in California, for special EV rebates and tax incentives.



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