Thanks to a tip from a reader, we've been introduced to a new electric sports car
maker based in Cincinnati, Ohio: Advanced Mechanical Products
. AMP has taken a major shortcut to offering its first electric vehicle
by starting with a gas-powered Saturn Sky
as the base. Out goes the GM
Ecotec four-banger, in goes an electric motor and lithium phosphate batteries. According to the manufacturer, the electric car
will accelerate to sixty miles per hour in less than six seconds and have a top speed of around ninety miles per hour. A full charge will give a range of up to one-hundred-fifty miles. The company is currently accepting orders for the first batch of three-hundred cars, which will cost around $50,000 each.
For those who want an electric car conversion but can't make do with a two-seat sportscar platform, AMP says that its next two projects will center around a Saturn
SUV and a Saturn sedan. Sounds like they have an affinity for the Saturn brand, huh? We look forward to finding out more information about AMP and its new vehicle
, and you can be sure that we'll keep you informed with whatever information we get.
, thanks for the tip, Bryan!