We have all seen electric cars and have read about their potential. However, there has not been much news about electric trucks. At the Wall St. Conference at Maggiano’s in Boca Raton last week on February 20, 2013, Amp Electric Vehicles discussed electric trucks and their potential.
Battery technology will work for trucks that make short-distance local deliveries which is a large portion of truck routes. This will save on fuel costs now and in the future as diesel and gasoline prices rise.
Amp Electric Vehicles has successfully tested 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.
Electric trucks reduce fuel consumption, noise pollution and CO2 emissions and are well suited for the stop and start nature of urban delivery vehicles. A typical 1,000 cubic foot delivery truck may make over 200 stops per day and still travel under 100 miles.
The electric vehicle built is designed for 100 miles of range on a single charge and has 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.
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. A. For additional information visit http://www.ampelectricvehicles.com.
The stock ticker symbol is AMPD on the OTCBB and OTCQB.