On Wednesday, Amp Motorworks ceremoniously handed over the keys for the first of 1,000 electric Mercedes-Benz ML 350 SUVs to Gisli Gislason, the chairman and chief executive of Iceland’s Northern Lights Energy. When Amp’s PR man invited me to the festivities, I decided a short road trip through the Midwest wouldn’t be too painful a
The folks over at AMP Motorworks were nice enough to let me ride along in their Progressive X Prize AMP’d Sky at the Remy headquarters. They also let me drive their small electric SUV, the AMP Equinox. We’ll start with the Equinox. The GM SUV is converted to electric pretty seamlessly. You really cannot tell
It was already well known that Remy will be supplying AMP with electric motors and controllers for their electric car conversions. But on August 10, 2010, Jay Pittas, the President of Remy and Steve Burns of AMP sat down in Pendleton, IN to sign an official three year contract to supply electric motors for Amp’s
I had the pleasure of attending the EV Press Conference on the second press day of the 2010 New York Auto Show. The event was right after Mitsubishi’s press conference, filled with loud indie rock, light shows, and the big reveal of their new crossover. The EV press event was much more low key, and
Stay tuned for upcoming articles detailing electric car test drives and press conferences from the 2010 New York Auto Show. I just test drove the Mini E and the Mitsubishi iMiev, and I can honestly say I was impressed with both, but one was the clear favorite. A thorough review will be coming soon. I
I kind of found out about this great electric sports car on a whim. Here is the Youtube video I came across a moment ago: I went to the Amp Motorworks website and found out the EV conversion had impressive specs, 0-60 in 5.7 seconds, top speed of 90 mph, and 150 mile EV range.