Amp also said the freshly converted EV, which has a cargo capacity of 1,000 cubic feet, was designed to have a 100-mile range and has passed initial testing (whatever that means).
Trucks like the one Amp converted are well-suited for electric powertrains, since they are often used in urban environments, where cancer-causing diesel emissions can affect many people. Plus, as Amp says, a "typical ... delivery truck may make over 200 stops per day and still travel under 100 miles," so range is less of a worry. The powertrain Amp used in the truck, "is based on the well proven AMP platform, and has been engineered to be suitable for both re-powering of existing diesel vehicles in a fleet as well as new vehicles that may be ordered by fleets in the future."
With the delivery of its first all-electric 1,000 cubic foot heavy-duty step van, AMP takes its first step in its development deal with Navistar for large commercial EVs built for the urban delivery market.
Cincinnati, OH – August 22, 2012 - AMP Electric Vehicles (OTCBB and OTCQB: AMPD), an electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, and Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV), a holding company whose wholly owned subsidiaries and affiliates produce commercial and military trucks, jointly announced today the successful initial testing of an all-electric 1,000 cubic foot step van as the first fruits of their development agreement.
Electric trucks reduce fuel consumption, noise pollution and CO2 emissions and are well suited for the stop and start nature of urban delivery vehicles. In fact, a typical 1,000 cubic foot delivery truck may make over 200 stops per day and still travel under 100 miles.
The electric vehicles built under this agreement are designed for 100 miles of range on a single charge and have a maximum gross vehicle weight of 19,500 lbs. The electrification architecture is based on the well proven AMP platform, and has been engineered to be suitable for both re-powering of existing diesel vehicles in a fleet as well as new vehicles that may be ordered by fleets in the future.
"With the ever-rising diesel prices, powering heavy-duty commercial vehicles to be all-electric is a solution for today," said Steve Burns, AMP CEO. "Navistar leads the way in this effort, and road-ready, electric fleet vehicles like the ones we are designing and producing on this project are a great fit for heavy duty urban delivery vehicles."
Navistar International Corporation (NYSE: NAV) is a holding company whose subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial and military trucks, MaxxForce® brand diesel engines, IC Bus™ brand school and commercial buses, and Navistar RV brands of recreational vehicles. The company also provides truck and diesel engine service parts. Another affiliate offers financing services. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com/newsroom.
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AMP is a plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs who have created several hi-tech companies. The AMP team is comprised of top automotive industry veterans and business executives. AMP recently released two all electric demonstration models: the AMP MLe, based on the Mercedes ML 350, and the AMP GCE, based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, both qualifying for the federal tax credit for EVs. In the commercial area, the company also concentrates on the electrification of fleet vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks and vans. Over the past several years, the company's vehicle electrification technology has provided new solutions to America's energy demands.
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