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 .
"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 totally electric car is a converted Saturn Sky. The combustion drive train has been replaced with electric motors, safe lithium batteries, and proprietary control software.
"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.
Orders for conversions are now being taken online at www.ampmotorworks.com. AMP is only converting 300 vehicles in the first production run, and those conversions will be done on a first-come, first-served basis. So buyers are encouraged to purchase sooner rather than later, to ensure availability. AMP is only accepting orders in the Greater Cincinnati, Ohio area, so they can provide service from their Cincinnati facility.
Why did a group of engineers, businessmen and investors in Cincinnati, Ohio decide to take this project on? "To reduce our dependency on foreign oil, to put zero emissions into the atmosphere, and to ease the pain at the pump," answered Kuntz. "This is a vehicle that will do all three."
The race to create the electric car has been with us for sometime now. But technological hurdles and high price tags have been a barrier until now. The AMP is bringing the electric car more into the mainstream. Today, many people will spend in excess of $50,000 on a luxury vehicle to make a statement. With AMP, you make a statement and a difference.