Less than five months after electric-vehicle maker Amp said it was switching from passenger-vehicle conversions to delivery-truck electric-vehicle production, the company earned a victory of sorts by getting approval to sell its trucks in the most populous US state.

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) said Amp could start selling its 2014 model-year E-100 heavy-duty electric trucks. Amp started making those trucks, which have a 19,500-pound payload and a 100-mile single-charge range, in January. Earlier this month, Amp started a testing program with TRC Inc. and moved away from its strategy of converting SUVs like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz ML to electric power last fall. Read Amp's press release below.

California continues to be Ground Zero for electric delivery truck use. Earlier this month, UPS said it would start deploying 100 electric-powered trucks in the Sacramento, San Bernardino, Bakersfield and Fresno areas. UPS estimated that the trucks, which were made by Stockton, CA-based Electric Vehicles International and have a 75-mile single-charge range, will help the delivery service cut diesel-fuel use by about 126,000 gallons a year.
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California Air Resources Board (CARB) has approved AMP's E-100 truck as a zero emission vehicle and eligible for sale in California for the 2014 model year, which began this January.

Cincinnati, Ohio, February 26, 2013.
AMP ELECTRIC VEHICLES (OTCBB and OTCQB: AMPD) announced today that its all-electric E-100 heavy-duty truck has been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) as a zero-emission vehicle and is eligible for sale in California for the 2014 model year that began this January.

Steve Burns, CEO of AMP Electric Vehicles, Inc. said, "We are extremely pleased that our AMP E-100 truck and its battery-electric power train has been approved by CARB and can be sold in California. We believe this is a major milestone towards bringing our E-100 truck to market in the state that leads the country in the adoption of zero-emission and low-emission vehicles."
"The AMP E-100 is capable of carrying 19,500 lbs. when fully loaded and attains a range of 100 miles on a full battery charge. Designed especially for the package delivery market, the E-100 sets a new standard in cost efficiency and performance for fleet operators," added Martin Rucidlo. AMP president.

About AMP Holding Inc.
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 is focused on the electrification of fleet vehicles, including medium-duty class 3-6 trucks and vans. Over the past several years, the company's vehicle electrification technology has provided new solutions to America's energy demands. For additional information visit http://www.ampelectricvehicles.com

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release may constitute "forward-looking statements". Forward-looking statements provide current expectations of future events based on certain assumptions and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors as disclosed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission located at their website (http://www.sec.gov). In addition to these factors, actual future performance, outcomes, and results may differ materially because of more general factors including (without limitation) general industry and market conditions and growth rates, economic conditions, and governmental and public policy changes. The forward-looking statements included in this press release represent the Company's views as of the date of this press release and these views could change. However, while the Company may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, the Company specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing the Company's views as of any date subsequent to the date of the press release.
SOURCE: AMP Holding Inc.

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      • 2 Years Ago
      Why would they need approval? We are still a free country, right?
      • 2 Years Ago
      Cool. I think this is a MUCH better market for them than trying to do consumer car conversions. I hope they can line up some sales with FedEx, USPS, UPS, and other delivery services.
      • 2 Years Ago
      How benevolent of California to grant these lowly purveyors of electric vehicles permission to sell in their state. Must have been a contentious debate.
        • 2 Years Ago
        Just guessing here, but I don't think selling would be a problem. But they would need approval to qualify for any state incentives.
      2 wheeled menace
      • 2 Years Ago
      Must have been hard to meet those rigorous tailpipe emissions standards.
        2 wheeled menace
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Pro tip: it is a joke. I forgot, humor isn't allowed on here.
        Dave D
        • 2 Years Ago
        @2 wheeled menace
        Oh come on guys...it was a joke. At least I think it was LOL
      • 2 Years Ago
      It is a great application. Last mile delivery truck usually drives short distance away from warehouse and do mostly stop and go driving. Its usage will likely be limited by the space inside the truck than the battery range.
      • 2 Years Ago
      What was the grand total of conversions that AMP delivered?
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