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Amp EVs Secures EPA Nod for E-Gen

September 2, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

E-Gen Range Extender Delivers Equivalent of 20 MPG

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles – proprietors of the Workhorse brand – report U.S. EPA approval of the Amp E-Gen Truck. The vehicle has a 2.4-liter spark ignition engine as an emergency generator to charge the mostly electric truck’s battery pack.
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Amp Offers ‘E-Gen’ Range Extender

February 7, 2014 in EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

2.5-Liter Engine from PSI Allows for Smaller, Cheaper Batteries

Ohio’s Amp Trucks, proprietor of the venerable Workhorse brand, has filed a provisional patent for a new system that extends the range of electric vehicles while reducing the overall cost of typical battery electric powertrain.
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Two Amp Wireless Buses for BARTA

August 10, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

All-Electric Vehicles with Momentum Dynamics Charging This Summer

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles says it’s delivering the first of two all-electric paratransit buses to be operated by the Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority outside Philadelphia later this summer.
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Amp Trucks Rides In on Workhorse

July 9, 2013 in CNG, Companies, Electric Drive, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Is America’s First Fully Integrated Provider of Battery Trucks,
Following ACT Expo Reports CARB Approval for HVIP Program

They’re calling it Workhorse 2.0. Ohio’s Amp Holding acquired Workhorse brand (and Indiana factory and national network of 440 dealers) from Navistar for $5 million earlier this year, and mounted its first-ever ACT Expo appearance late last month to debut the all-electric step van it says promises quick payback for fleet operators.
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TRC Wraps Amp Durability Testing

April 16, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Accelerated Wear-and-Tear to Demonstrate 20 Year Service Capability

Amp Electric Vehicles says that Transportation Research Center has completed accelerated durability testing of its 100% battery electric delivery truck, a pre-requisite to selling the vehicle to package delivery fleets.
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Amp Closes $5m Workhorse Buy

March 20, 2013 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Buys Brand & Factory, Will Emphasize Battery EVs

Amp Electric Vehicles has completed its $5 million purchase of Workhorse from Navistar and is moving to produce battery electric vehicles at the 200,000-square-foot Workhorse factory in Union City, Ind. Other alternative drives and fuels are planned as well, as are gasoline vehicles. this March 16 item re-posted March 20 to include Bill Richardson news
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Amp Buying Workhorse: $5m

March 7, 2013 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Amp Trucks to Be First with Full Factory Alt Fuel Range

Amp Holding, parent of Amp Electric Vehicles in Ohio, is purchasing Navistar’s Workhorse assets through a new Amp Trucks subsidiary – and says it will be the first to offer a full line of factory alternative fuel vehicles. “If it’s alternatively powered we’ll make it,” says Amp founder and CEO Steve Burns. (this March 4 item re-posted on March 7)
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Amp EVs Sees $100K Lifetime Savings

February 2, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Medium-Duty Battery Truck Durability Trials with Ohio’s TRC

Hoping to make the case that its pure battery medium duty truck conversions can save operators $100,000 over a vehicle’s remaining ten years of service, Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles has engaged TRC (Transportation Research Center, also of Ohio) “to independently test the vehicle to ensure it can survive the rigors of package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep vans in service for 20 years or more.”
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Amp & Momentum for Wireless Paratransit

December 21, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

BARTA to Test Two Battery Vehicles with Inductive Charging

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles and Pennsylvania’s Momentum Dynamics will test wireless EV charging on paratransit vehicles with the Reading, Pa.-based Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority, beginning in the first quarter of 2013. A new Amp-Momentum joint venture will convert two Ford E-450 chassis to electric operation.
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Amp for Fleets and Fleets Alone

October 23, 2012 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EVs ‘At Least $100,000 Cheaper than Climate-Changing Diesels’

Citing the low daily mileage tallies yet high lifetime fuel costs of fleets, Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles is dropping its consumer conversions to focus 100% on medium duty trucks. Amp says too that it has found truck fleet operators to be more willing to partner with small firms like itself than are the passenger car OEMs.
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Amp EVs for Navistar Step Van

August 28, 2012 in batteries, Electric Drive, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘First Step’ Toward Large EVs for Urban Delivery Segment

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles reports delivery of a 100-mile, pure battery electric, heavy commercial step van to Navistar. The Amp driveline, which replaces a thirsty diesel engine, is suitable for both retrofit and new-vehicle use, says Amp president Steve Burns.
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FedEx Express Commits to More EVs

June 4, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

FedEx Express is boosting its all-electric fleet from 43 units to 130, evaluating vehicles from large companies and small. The goal is for the new battery trucks to be “delivering packages this summer.”

The San Francisco Bay Area is getting the most, with 34 trucks: 21 Smith Newtons and nine new Navistar International eStars (plus four reconditioned ones). All of the eStars have drivelines from the UK’s Zytek.
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AMP Steps Up for FedEx Express

June 4, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Repower for ‘Quicker Payback’

Ohio’s Amp Electric Vehicles, which promotes conversion of passenger cars and SUVs to pure battery electric operation keeping all of the features and amenities of the OEM product, is getting a chance to do the same in commercial trucks.

FedEx Express is to deploy a pair of 700-cubic-foot, 14,000-lb GVW Amp-converted MT-45 walk-in vans in Washington, D.C. as part of its expansion from just 43 battery vehicles to 130 this year.
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Non-Rare Earths from Remy, and Remy for Amp EVs

January 22, 2012 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by rich  |  No Comments

Remy is developing a non-rare earth version of its power-dense HVH motors. The more economical motors are designed to complement the existing product line, as they will fit in the same packaging and use the same vehicle mounts.
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