AMP Successfully Tests Medium-Duty Electric Step Van
September 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
AMP Electric Vehicles, an electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, and Navistar International jointly announced the successful initial testing of an all-electric 1,000 cubic foot step van as the first fruits of their development agreement.
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 pounds. The electrification architecture is based on the 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.
AMP also announced it had secured a $7.5 million investment commitment from Kodiak Capital Group LLC, a private investment fund.
"We are especially interested in AMP's EV heavy truck fleet vehicle development and production in the fleet vehicle industry," said Colin Manners, director, Kodiak Capital Group.