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Koch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee

Last week, the Tennessee Senate voted 27-4 against the very idea of Rapid Bus Transit in the state. The vote, which is oddly specific about its target – the Amp bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Nashville – was supported by the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, and their group Americans for Prosperity. WIRED calls the ban "Sebastian Blanco

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Amp Workhorse electric vans approved for $60,000 rebates in California

If any California company is wavering on a decision to buy Amp Holding's new all-electric utility vans, the state is certainly ready to tilt that decision in Amp's favor.

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Amp brings ex-energy secretary Bill Richardson on board

While extended-range plug-in truck maker Amp is based in Cincinnati, the company appears to be making more of an impact west of the Rockies, as the company just brought on former New Mexico governor and ex-US Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson on to its advisory board.

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California approves Amp electric truck sales

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.

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Amp now testing medium-duty, all-electric truck

Ever since Amp switched from converting passenger vehicles to electric power to converting big delivery trucks, the question has been when the E-Truck program will get real. The answer is now, since Amp has announced a new test program with TRC Inc. that will "independently test the vehicle to ensure it can sur

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Amp stops conversion SUV plans, shifts focus to electric delivery trucks

It's a turn in the road for Amp Electric Vehicles. The conversion electric vehicle (EV) company announced this week that it was no longer planning on making or selling EVs based on passenger vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz ML. Instead of the SUVs, Amp will now put all of its focus

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Amp gets $7.5 million in private-equity funding from Kodiak Capital

California dreamin'? Well, for Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles, wishes for some much-needed funding came true courtesy of one Golden State private-equity firm. Amp has announced it has received a $7.5 million investment from Orange County, CA-based Kodiak Capital Group. The funds will allow Amp to further expand its EV-fleet production.

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Amp delivers first all-electric heavy-duty truck conversion to Navistar

Earlier this summer, Amp Motors delivered an electric delivery truck to FedEx, but that's not the only large vehicle that the Cincinnati-based conversion company has been working on. Today, Amp said it has delivered its first heavy-duty step van to Navistar, as part of a previously announced development deal between

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FedEx getting Amp'd delivery truck, could be first of 9,000

FedEx has been quite serious about adding electric vehicles to its fleet, saying in 2011 that it would more than double its number EV vehicles. Of course, all that meant was going from 19 to an expected 43, but it's the start of removing some tailpipes. Plus, with overall Sebastian Blanco

Amp's plan to sell electric Mercedes-Benz in Cayman islands runs into roadblocks

In March, Amp Electric Vehicles announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with U-Go Stations Cayman to bring its converted all-electric Mercedes-Benz ML to the Caribbean islands. Turns out, the gas-less powertrain is causing

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Amp electric SUVs qualify for $7,500 tax credit, Jeep Grand Cherokee available for $49,900

The all-electric SUV conversions from Amp – gas-free versions of the Mercedes-Benz ML and the Jeep Grand Cherokee – now qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit from the IRS. Amp CEO Jim Taylor said in a statement that the announcement couldn't come at a better time. "Given the recent increase in

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Amp announces deal to sell electric SUVs in the Caribbean

Amp Electric Vehicles is getting ready for some fun in the sun. The Ohio-based EV conversion company announced today that it has signed a deal with U-Go Stations Cayman to distribute its all-electric SUVs in the Caribbean islands. Amp converts both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Sebastian Blanco

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It's official: Amp bringing all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee to Detroit

Surprised at the headline? Neither are we. But still, here's the official word from Amp Electric Vehicles: all-electric conversions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are coming. Amp will start taking orders for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions of the battery-powered

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AMP to bring electrified American SUV to Detroit

Amp Electric Vehicles is headed to the Detroit Auto Show next month with a new electric vehicle. The company is keeping the specifics of the model to itself at the moment, but we do know that the next battery-operated offering from the company will make use of an "iconic American SUV" as its platform. If we

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Amp bringing new electric SUV to Detroit, no longer working on Equinox EV

Amp Electric Vehicles announced today that it will reveal a brand new all-electric SUV at the quick-approaching 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Right after the curtain is pulled back, a running prototype will be part of the Ride & Drive, so we'll be able to take the SUV for a spin in early January.

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Epic pitches electric Amp side-by-side with wasp slaying, off-road action promo

How can an EV save your life when giant insects attack? California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Epic has an answer in a new promo touting the off-road ability of its Amp ATV, a rugged, all-electric four-wheeler that features "silent mode."

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Amp, NLE definitively agree to bring up to 1,000 electric SUVs to Iceland

In November, Northern Lights Energy signed a letter of intent to buy 1,000 converted electric SUVs from Amp Electric Vehicles. This was the first big step in NLE's Sebastian Blanco

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