From Green Right Now Reports
Auto conversion company Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. said it will demo an all-electric, emission-free 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox to the public at the New York Auto Show beginning April 2nd.
The company first showed its electric Equinox at the grand opening of its first showroom and U.S. production headquarters in Cincinnati in February. AMP said it has since moved into production of the AMP’d Equinox and has begun taking orders for summer 2010 delivery.
Powered by Remy International motors, AMP said its electric powertrain has a range of up to 150 miles per charge. The electric SUV can reach a 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, the company said.
“As demand for electric vehicles continues to grow, our strategy has been clear — to evoke change in as a familiar fashion as possible,” Steve Burns, CEO of Advanced Mechanical Products, said in a statement. “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.”
AMP said the 5-seater electric vehicle will be priced below $50,000, after government tax credits.
At the New York Auto Show, the AMP exhibit will be on level one in the electric vehicle pavilion. The show will run through April 11th at the Jacob Javitz Convention Center.