AMP Holdings Inc. says its new medium-duty, all-electric truck is in the final stage of testing with TRC Inc., in partnership with a large parcel-delivery firm.
The vehicle has already been through initial performance and durability testing, according to the company. Now, TRC is independently testing the truck to ‘ensure it can survive the rigors of package delivery in an environment where it is common to keep their vans in service for 20 years or more.’
‘Vans in this type of duty cycle, and of this size, typically travel routes of about 65 miles. With our AMP electric truck design, concerns about range are eliminated from the equation,’ says Steve Burns, CEO of AMP.
‘We believe there are significant financial and environmental benefits, as well,’ he adds. ‘Our calculations indicate that our AMP E-Truck offers fuel and maintenance savings of nearly $100,000 per vehicle over a 10-year period.’
AMP's drivetrain incorporates a dual-motor system that produces 250 kW and has a total energy storage capacity of 100 kWh. The 19,500 GVW EV can run 100 miles on a single charge, the company says.