Amp’s first electric conversion of the Chevrolet Equinox


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The Amp Electric Vehicles Company, an electric vehicle conversion company, finally delivered its first Amp Electric Chevrolet Equinox to a fleet customer. The converted electric Chevrolet Equinox was first introduced at this year at the New York Auto Show and then again during the Automotive X-Prize, and there were much improvements of the converted Chevrolet Equinox electric since then.

Much of the original powertrain of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox was gutted to be placed by two rear mounted permanent magnet AC motors with 164 kW peak and 120kW continuous with regenerative braking. There is no transmission since the speed is based on the electric motors direct drive system. The electric converted Chevrolet Equinox is powered by 37-47 kWh LiFePO4 (lithium iron) batteries that are UL and CE certified, so no worry about burning up your rear end here.

The battery allows the Amp Electric Equinox to go up to 150 miles per single charge through a household 1100V or 220V outlet. A full charge on a 220V rail will take about 4 hours, and while the 110V rail will take about 14 hours to fully charged. The Amp Electric Equinox can sprint from 0-60 mph in just under 8 seconds with top speed of 90 mph.

As for safety equipment, the Amp Electric Equinox uses the same brakes, air bags, body and interior, and safety restraints as of the OEM specs. Amp even provides warranty for the drivetrain for 3 years/36,000 miles and the batteries 8 years/100,000 miles.

Other enhancements in the Amp Electric Equinox include the tweaking the suspension system to provide ride comfort and performance, where it has stiffer springs and a quieter ride. Amp also made refinements to the heating and air conditioning systems as well.

If you want the Amp Electric Equinox, you can order directly at the Amp’s website for around $47,500.