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    Report: Koch Brothers are killing rapid bus transit in Tennessee
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    Last week, the Tennessee Senate voted 27-4 against the very idea of Rapid Bus Transit in the state. The vote, which is oddly specific about its target – the Amp bus rapid transit (BRT) project in Nashville – was supported by the wealthy Koch brothers, Charles and David, and their ...

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    Official: Amp Workhorse electric vans approved for $60,000 rebates in California
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    If any California company is wavering on a decision to buy Amp Holding's new all-electric utility vans, the state is certainly ready to tilt that decision in Amp's favor. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) will include the Amp Workhorse E-100 Workhorse step van in its Hybrid and Zero ...

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    Official: Amp brings ex-energy secretary Bill Richardson on board
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    While extended-range plug-in truck maker Amp is based in Cincinnati, the company appears to be making more of an impact west of the Rockies, as the company just brought on former New Mexico governor and ex-US Secretary of Energy Bill Richardson on to its advisory board. Richardson was governor ...

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    Official: California approves Amp electric truck sales
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    Less than five months after electric-vehicle maker Amp said it was switching from passenger-vehicle conversions to delivery-truck electric-vehicle production, the company earned a victory of sorts by getting approval to sell its trucks in the most populous US state. The California Air Resources ...

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    Official: Amp now testing medium-duty, all-electric truck
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    Ever since Amp switched from converting passenger vehicles to electric power to converting big delivery trucks, the question has been when the E-Truck program will get real. The answer is now, since Amp has announced a new test program with TRC Inc. that will "independently test the vehicle to ...

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    Official: Amp stops conversion SUV plans, shifts focus to electric delivery trucks
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    It's a turn in the road for Amp Electric Vehicles. The conversion electric vehicle (EV) company announced this week that it was no longer planning on making or selling EVs based on passenger vehicles like the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Mercedes-Benz ML. Instead of the SUVs, Amp will now put all of ...

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    Official: Amp gets $7.5 million in private-equity funding from Kodiak Capital
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    California dreamin'? Well, for Ohio-based Amp Electric Vehicles, wishes for some much-needed funding came true courtesy of one Golden State private-equity firm. Amp has announced it has received a $7.5 million investment from Orange County, CA-based Kodiak Capital Group. The funds will allow Amp ...

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    Official: Amp delivers first all-electric heavy-duty truck conversion to Navistar
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    Earlier this summer, Amp Motors delivered an electric delivery truck to FedEx, but that's not the only large vehicle that the Cincinnati-based conversion company has been working on. Today, Amp said it has delivered its first heavy-duty step van to Navistar, as part of a previously announced ...

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    Official: FedEx getting Amp'd delivery truck, could be first of 9,000
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    FedEx has been quite serious about adding electric vehicles to its fleet, saying in 2011 that it would more than double its number EV vehicles. Of course, all that meant was going from 19 to an expected 43, but it's the start of removing some tailpipes. Plus, with overall big green vehicle ...

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    Amp's plan to sell electric Mercedes-Benz in Cayman islands runs into roadblocks
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    In March, Amp Electric Vehicles announced it had signed a memorandum of understanding with U-Go Stations Cayman to bring its converted all-electric Mercedes-Benz ML to the Caribbean islands. Turns out, the gas-less powertrain is causing some bureaucratic headaches. In order to allow EVs into the ...

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    Official: Amp electric SUVs qualify for $7,500 tax credit, Jeep Grand Cherokee available for $49,900
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    The all-electric SUV conversions from Amp – gas-free versions of the Mercedes-Benz ML and the Jeep Grand Cherokee – now qualify for the $7,500 federal tax credit from the IRS. Amp CEO Jim Taylor said in a statement that the announcement couldn't come at a better time. "Given the ...

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    Official: Amp announces deal to sell electric SUVs in the Caribbean
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    Amp Electric Vehicles is getting ready for some fun in the sun. The Ohio-based EV conversion company announced today that it has signed a deal with U-Go Stations Cayman to distribute its all-electric SUVs in the Caribbean islands. Amp converts both the Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Mercedes-Benz ML ...

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    Official: It's official: Amp bringing all-electric Jeep Grand Cherokee to Detroit
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    Surprised at the headline? Neither are we. But still, here's the official word from Amp Electric Vehicles: all-electric conversions of the Jeep Grand Cherokee are coming. Amp will start taking orders for both two-wheel and four-wheel drive versions of the battery-powered Grand Cherokee at the ...

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    Detroit: Amp bringing new electric SUV to Detroit, no longer working on Equinox EV
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    Amp Electric Vehicles announced today that it will reveal a brand new all-electric SUV at the quick-approaching 2012 Detroit Auto Show. Right after the curtain is pulled back, a running prototype will be part of the Ride & Drive, so we'll be able to take the SUV for a spin in early ...

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    Video: Epic pitches electric Amp side-by-side with wasp slaying, off-road action promo
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    How can an EV save your life when giant insects attack? California-based electric vehicle manufacturer Epic has an answer in a new promo touting the off-road ability of its Amp ATV, a rugged, all-electric four-wheeler that features "silent mode." In the spot, two hunters hit the trails to test ...

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    Obama pledges $500 million to accelerate emerging technologies
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    On Friday, U.S. President Barack Obama launched the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP), a national initiative designed to intertwine industry, universities and the federal government to advance emerging technologies. The President's plan calls for more than $500 million to jumpstart AMP, ...

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    Quick Spin: Amp ML EV
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    The Right Vehicle To Start Moving A Country Off Gasoline Amp isn't the first company to figure out that luxury vehicles can better hide the cost of an expensive battery pack than an econobox – Tesla Motors and Fisker Automotive pioneered this strategy – but this is a case where you ...

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    Amp, NLE definitively agree to bring up to 1,000 electric SUVs to Iceland
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    In November, Northern Lights Energy signed a letter of intent to buy 1,000 converted electric SUVs from Amp Electric Vehicles. This was the first big step in NLE's plan to turn Iceland into a country full of electric vehicles and deliveries were supposed to start in early 2011 and continue for ...

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    Amp to immediately kick off "low-rate SUV production"
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    In mid-January, Amp Electric Vehicles, an automotive company that converts OEM vehicles over to battery-powered rides, delivered its first electrified Equinox to Dayton Power and Light. Now, there's word that more of them there electrified SUVs will hit U.S. streets soon. Amp's chief executive ...

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    Electric motor maker Remy International files for $100M IPO
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    Last Friday, auto parts maker Remy International Inc. filed with U.S. regulators for an initial public offering valued at up to $100 million. The Indiana-based company is perhaps best known for its electric motors that provide propulsion for vehicles such as the Aperta 2e and AMP's converted Saturn ...

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