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Remy Intl. to Help Power First Electric SUV

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August 10, 2010 by   Leave a Comment

Remy International Inc. and AMP Holding, Inc. executives today (Aug. 10) signed a long-term electric motor supply agreement for the first-ever plug-in electric crossover vehicle.

Under the agreement, Remy will be the exclusive electric motor supplier providing the patented Remy HVH250TM for the custom AMP electric crossover vehicle conversions, according to a news release.

AMP, a company engaged in the emission-free electrification of OEM vehicles, earlier this year unveiled its 100% electric 2010 GM Chevrolet Equinox at the grand opening of its U.S. production headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio. Since the event, AMP has quickly moved into production of the AMP’d Equinox. By starting with the award-winning 2010 Chevy Equinox, AMP’s unique approach to creating an all-electric vehicle has enabled AMP to beat the competition and become the only company to bring a full-size, high performance American crossover electric vehicle to market.

AMP CEO Steve Burns said, “The entire AMP team is intensely focused on providing our customers with the highest quality products and services when they purchase their Amp electric vehicle. That is why it was critical for us to find partners whom we can trust and count on. Remy International is that kind of partner. Remy’s brand represents reliability and their electric motor is the best motor on the market today. We are very pleased to be working with such a strong company of individuals who share our values of quality and customer service.”

Powered by Remy’s HVH250 electric motors, the AMP electric powertrain has a range of up to 150 miles per charge, will reach a top speed of 90 mph and will go from zero to 60 mph in approximately eight seconds, with a charge voltage of either 110V or 220V. Aggressively priced for a 5-seat electric vehicle at below $50,000 (after government tax credits), the AMP’d 2010 Equinox brings the country’s only full-sized electric vehicle within reach of many Americans.

Remy International CEO John Weber said, “AMP continues to be a leading American made electric vehicle provider. We are proud to be a strategic partner in their innovation. Our relationship holds tremendous potential for both companies. As electric vehicles demand grows, so will the interest in larger electric vehicles like the AMP crossover. It drives wonderfully and makes no sacrifice in the amenities consumers expect. This family sized vehicle can rely on the Remy electric motors. Our motors are backed by over a billion miles of proven reliability.”

Remy’s patented High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) technology’s world-class torque and power density deliver added speed and range to AMP’s electric vehicles. Brands like AMP Electric Vehicles, GM, BMW, Aptera and Allison Transmission use the Remy HVH electric motor because of its superior technology, reliability and the speed to market that comes with Remy’s existing global production capacity.

Today, there are more than 80,000 customer-validated Remy motors on the road. With over a billion miles of proven reliability, Remy’s compact HVH electric propulsion motors are power-dense, lab tested and road proven.

For more details about the HVH250 Series electric motors visit the Remy website at: http://www.remyinc.com/hvh.asp.

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