AMP Electric Vehicles, a manufacturer of electric drive systems for medium-duty class 3-6 commercial truck platforms, and wireless electronics company Momentum Dynamics Corp. jointly announced the formation of a joint venture to supply fully electric vehicles and wireless charging pads for the existing Berks Area Regional Transportation Authority (BARTA) pilot project to begin in the first quarter of 2013.
BARTA is the first major transportation authority in Pennsylvania to deploy fully electric vehicles, and the first in the US to deploy electric paratransit vehicles.
The BARTA project is being funded by Momentum Dynamics, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania – Department of Environmental Protection, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.
AMP is a plug-in electric drive motor vehicle manufacturer, founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs who have created several hi-tech companies. AMP is focused on the electrification of fleet vehicles, including medium-duty class 3-6 trucks and vans. The company recently released two all-electric demonstration models: the AMP MLe, based on the Mercedes ML 350, and the AMP GCE, based on the Jeep Grand Cherokee, both qualifying for the federal tax credit for EVs.