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 www.ampmotorworks.com.$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.
"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 www.saturnofkingsautomall.com 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.