AMP electric car taking orders for initial production run

Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP) is now taking orders for its first production run of electric vehicles, which the company hopes will make Cincinnati the "green capital of the world". The first run of 300 converted GM Saturn Sky vehicles will be made available on a first-come, first-served basis starting in 2009.

The cost of converting the car's combustion drive train to a fully-electric motor costs $25,000, plus the cost of the car. Engineers say that the car can travel 150 miles on a single charge and can achieve a top speed of 90 miles per hour.

AMP is only taking orders in the Greater Cincinnati area so that they can provide service from their local facility.

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