Back in June we talked about Ohio-based start-up Advanced Mechanical Products (AMP) developing and taking orders for Saturn Sky Roadsters converted to run on all-electric power. They’d said they’d have a prototype ready in a month. Well, new video shows road testing of the prototype, proving they’ve hit their deadline and are on schedule.
AMP plans on this car being priced for a well-off-but-not-ultra-rich budget, so a converted car runs about $50,000. If you already own a Saturn Sky, budget $25,000 for your conversion – but this after-sale services is only for those living in the Greater Cincinnati area. While it still sounds pricy, AMP says the conversion will cost around $0.04 per mile to run, which is pretty darn cheap.
They hope to get a 150 mile-per-charge range, and a lot of get-up-and-go with ability to hit 0 to 60 in under 6 seconds and a top speed of 90 mph. All this with lithium phosphate batteries running two brushless DC motors. Check out the video for a peek under the hood.
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