Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP), a company engaged in the conversion of new vehicles to all-electric powertrains, will debut the upfitted battery electric AMP 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox at the New York Auto Show, which begins on 2 April. (Earlier post.)
Powered by Remy International motors, the AMP electric powertrain has a range of up to 150 miles (241 km) per charge, will reach a top speed of 90 mph (145 km/h), and will go from zero to 60 miles per hour in approximately eight seconds, with a charge voltage of either 110V or 220V. The 5-seater electric Equinox is priced below $50,000 (after government tax credits).
AMP unveiled the electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox at the grand opening of its first showroom and US production headquarters in Cincinnati, OH on 24 February. Since the event, the Company has moved into production of the AMP’d Equinox, and has begun taking orders for summer 2010 delivery. AMP is the first company to bring a full-size, high-performance American-made crossover electric vehicle to market.
As demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, our strategy has been clear—to evoke change in as a familiar fashion as possible. By choosing the Chevy Equinox, we were able to leverage over 100 years of engineering experience and focus on the seamless integration of our state-of-the-art, all-electric high performance Remy-based drivetrain.
—Steve Burns, CEO of Advanced Mechanical Products
Visitors to the show can test drive the electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox.