When most folks think of electric vehicles, they think small … as in tiny cars. But what if you could electrify a roomy and comfortable crossover, like the highly popular Chevy Equinox?
Cincinnati, OH-based AMP Electric Vehicles – an Automotive X-Prize contestant best-known for their Pontiac Solstice/Saturn Sky electric plug-in conversions – has turned their attention to the highly-popular Chevy Equinox. We took a ride in AMP’s electric Equinox with AMP CEO Stephen Burns at the 2010 New York Auto Show.
The rear-wheel-drive AMP Electric Equinox uses a pair of electric motors to achieve sub-eight second 0-60 MPH times. Driving range is estimated at 150 miles, with a four hour 220V recharge time. All of the amenities and features of the Equinox are preserved. Cabin heat is provided via the electric motors’ water-cooling system.
– by Daniel Gray