Amp Electric Vehicles announced that it has delivered its first electric Equinox to Dayton Power and Light (DPL), a utility company located in Ohio.
DPL established a team in 2009 to prepare the utility for the entrance of electric cars in its service area, and the AMP Equinox research vehicle is part of that effort.
According to DPL, the cost of electricity as fuel for a typical electric car is 2.8 cents per mile, compared to 11 cents per mile for a gasoline-powered car, based on 25 miles per gallon at $2.75 per gallon. The yearly cost of electricity for a DPL customer to operate an all-electric vehicle would be approximately $336, assuming it is driven 12,000 miles annually.
The AMP Equinox is a zero emissions electric vehicle, which can be charged from household 110v or 220v outlets. The electric SUV, which is in fact converted Chevrolet Equinox, is powered by Remy International motors, has a range of up to 150 miles per charge, with a top speed of 90 miles an hour, and can go from 0 to 60 in under 8 seconds.