• Sep 22, 2010
Recently we learned that AMP electric vehicles had made a deal with an undisclosed automaker to electrify one of their SUVs. While one might legitimately suspect the unnamed one is General Motors, since the Chevrolet Equinox has already been the subject of AMP's conversion process, there is now word that another, somewhat unexpected company might be behind the request.

Citing an "inside source" and offering up an "exclusive spy photo" (not pictured above), Autospies is reporting that the SUV in question is actually a Mercedes Benz ML-350. Wait, what? Who? Does that mean Daimler has been stepping out on a certain Californian electric vehicle company in which it has not only invested, but also contracted with for battery and controls tech? It would certainly seem a bit strange given that Tesla had to take the initiative, buy an A-Class and convert it themselves to show reps from the German giant what a great idea it was.

Perhaps that incident convinced some white collared higher-ups that the company needed to be a bit more proactive and this is the odd fruit born of that episode. To put an end to the speculation and satisfy our curiosities we called AMP and asked whether they could confirm or deny this rumor. They could do neither. And so, we leave it to you to weigh in with your considered opinions in the comments section below.

[Source: Autospies]


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