There have been a lot of big green car announcements at the auto show in New York this week, but one flying slightly under the radar that is still of big interest for electric car lovers is the debut of a 100% electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox after-market conversion from Advanced Mechanical Products (AMP). AMP said this vehicle, which we’ve covered before, is the first full-size electric vehicle to reach the market.
The company said they’ve already begun taking orders for a summer 2010 delivery of this electric vehicle. Pricing is said to be below $50,000 after government tax credits. It is powered by a Remy electric powertrain said to offer a range of up to 150 miles per charge and a top speed of 90 miles an hour. It can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in approximately eight seconds and will charge on either 110V or 220V.
“By choosing the Chevy Equinox,” said Steve Burns, CEO of Advanced Mechanical Products, in a statement, “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.”
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