Saturday, May 24, 2008

100% Electric Converted Saturn Sky

Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP), the Midwestern company that has engineered converting the Saturn Sky to 100% electric, announced today that they are now taking orders for conversions at

"The prototype is in the final stage, and production will take place later this year, with deliveries beginning in 2009," said Jack Kuntz, AMP CEO.

"The AMP car is the best of both worlds," said Tim Wieck, Chief AMP Engineer. "All the design excellence of a GM Saturn, combined with AMP engineering. And with stats like 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds and 90 mph top speed, believe me, this is no golf cart!"

Cost of conversion to 100% electric is $25,000, plus the cost of the car, making the entire total about $50,000. Buyers can order the original Saturn to be converted from and receive preferred pricing. Or if they have a 2007 or later Saturn, they can simply have it converted. AMP is only converting 300 vehicles in the first production run, and those conversions will be done on a first-come, first-served basis.
$50,000 for an electric vehicle that will travel 150 miles on a charge doesn't sound bad at all. Especially when compared with a new Tesla Roadster or some of the prices for converting a Prius to a plugin hybrid.

via PRWeb


AidenParker said...

This car really looks awesome. I’ve been interested in the electric car industry from day one. It cuts Tesla’s price by about half and unlike the electric Zen car this AMP is highway ready with a top speed of 90 mph. With gas prices expected to pass the 5$ threshold by 2009 this EV may well be the solution to our energy crisis. It costs about 3 cents a mile when you add up the cost of electricity it takes to charge it for 3 hrs. This car could drive me downtown and back at least 6 times; it definitely covers all my day to day.

Fat Knowledge said...

I'm with you Aiden. This car looks good and at 1/2 the price of a Tesla is something that will work as a commuter car for most people. As most families now have 2 cars, I can see quite a few people switching one of those 2 cars to an electric. Good point on the price of electricity vs. gasoline.

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