Remy-Powered Electric AMP GCE Introduced at North American International Auto Show
PENDLETON, Ind., Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Remy, Inc.’s Electric Motor Division and AMP Electric Vehicles have announced that their latest collaboration, an all-electric AMP GCE, made its debut at the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, January 9 – 12.
This SUV combines two of Remy’s road-tested HVH 250 electric motors with AMP’s proprietary technology for SUVs and full-sized vehicles. The AMP GCE will provide a competitive entry point for companies to add “green” vehicles to their fleet, and an attractive consumer alternative in the retail market.
“We are proud to be partnered with AMP Electric Vehicles as their long term supplier of electric traction motors,” said Remy’s VP of Hybrid Sales Kent Jones. “Our electric motors and their technology are a perfect match in this growing industry. We look forward to a successful launch and many future collaborations.”
“Beginning with a world-class vehicle, the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and adding AMP’s electrification results in the AMP GCE which offers everything SUV customers expect: smooth powerful performance, zero emissions, up to a 100-mile range in the refined package of a proven, world class SUV,” said AMP Founder and President Steve Burns. “Remy’s proven, powerful electric motor completes the package and provides the durability and reliability we need to complement the rest of the vehicle.”
Remy and AMP are both high-profile manufacturers in the global electric vehicle market. The addition of the GCE complements AMP’s MLE which is based on Mercedes ML SUV. Remy’s patented HVH electric motor platform has powered over 100,000 vehicles with over 2 billion kilometers of proven reliability. The HVH 250 is in SUVs, trucks and commercial vehicles all over the world.
Pricing, initial delivery dates and market distribution were announced at the Detroit Auto Show, and the AMP GCE will be available for test drives.
About Remy International, Inc.
Remy International, Inc., headquartered in Pendleton, Ind., is a global manufacturer, remanufacturer and distributor of light- and heavy-duty starters and alternators. Remy Electric Motors manufactures and distributes electric motors/generators for electric and hybrid applications. The company has more than 6,000 employees worldwide and global facilities in 11 countries on four continents.
About AMP Holding Inc.
AMP was founded in 2007 by entrepreneurs who have created several hi-tech companies. Currently, the AMP team is comprised of top automotive industry veterans and business executives. AMP’s first all electric demonstration models were the Saturn Sky and the Chevrolet Equinox. Since its inception, AMP’s unique electrification technology has proven to be an idea that has generated an extreme amount of interest, with inquiries coming from around the world. AMP’s intent is to electrify a range of OEM SUVs, and expects to announce new model additions in 2012. The Company expects its vehicle electrification technology will provide new solutions to America’s energy demands.
About the North American International Auto Show
Entering its 24th year as an international event, the NAIAS is among the most prestigious auto shows in the world, providing unparalleled access to the automotive products, people and ideas that matter most — up close and in one place. One of the largest media events in North America, the NAIAS is the only auto show in the United States to earn an annual distinguished sanction of the Organisation Internationale des Constructeurs d’Automobiles, the Paris-based alliance of automotive trade associations and manufacturers from around the world.
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SOURCE Remy Inc.