AMP unveiled its 100% electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox at the grand opening of its first showroom and U.S. production headquarters in Cincinnati, OH on February 24th. 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 only company to bring a full-size, high performance American crossover electric vehicle to market.
By starting with the 2010 Chevy Equinox, AMP’s unique approach to creating an all-electric car has enabled them to beat other electric entries to market. Widely publicized brands such as the Nissan Leaf are not projecting delivery until sometime in 2011, with many others expected to reach market beyond that point.
Steve Burns, CEO of Advanced Mechanical Products, said, “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. From the dashboard to the key ignition the AMP’d Equinox delivers the same top-quality GM styling and safety features people have come to expect, making this vehicle an easy transition for any driver wanting to go electric.”
Powered by Remy International motors, the AMP electric powertrain has a range of up to 150 miles per charge, will reach a top speed of 90 miles an hour, and will go from zero to 60 miles per hour in approximately eight seconds, with a charge voltage of either 110V or 220V. Aggressively priced for a 5-seater electric vehicle at below $50,000 (after government tax credits), the AMP’d 2010 Equinox brings the country’s only full-sized electric vehicle within reach of many Americans. In New York, visit the AMP exhibit on level one in the electric vehicle pavilion during the New York Auto Show, running April 2nd through 11th at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center. Visitors to the show are encouraged to test drive AMP’s 100% electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox.
About Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. AMP was founded in 2007 by automotive industry veterans who have created several hi-tech companies. Currently, the AMP team is comprised of top engineers and business executives, as well as two key pioneers of GM’s EV1 project. AMP’s first conversions to all-electric are the GM Saturn Sky and the Pontiac Solstice, and most recently, the Chevrolet Equinox. Since its inception last year, the AMP converted all-electric Saturn Sky has proven itself to be an idea that has generated an extreme amount of interest, with inquiries coming from around the world. AMP will be converting a wide range of GM vehicles to all-electric, and expects to announce new model conversions in 2010.