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There’s no denying the performance and handling capabilities of the Subaru BRZ from the factory, but one thing’s for sure, the stereo leaves something to be desired.
While some electric vehicle companies are floundering, AMP Electric Vehicles has just been cleared by the IRS to give a federal tax credit to its customers.
With the prices of gas steadily increasing, the timing of AMP’s qualification is right on point. Jim Taylor, AMP CEO says “Given the recent increase in gas prices and the low operating cost of an EV, more buyers are turning their attention to EV alternatives.”
Buyers of AMP’s electric vehicles can now get up to $7,500 off in federal tax credits, and additional tax credits of up to $5,000 are also available depending on your state.
AMP provides all-electric versions of Jeep Grand Cherokees and Mercedes-Benz MLs. With the tax credits, it means that buyers could get into an AMP EV for $49,000.
The vehicles both claim a range of at least 80 miles on a single charge, and still boast the same cargo space and passenger room as the standard gas variants, even with the batteries.
Amp Electric Vehicles announced that they’ll be heading to the 2012 Detroit Auto Show with a new electric vehicle based on an iconic American SUV. What SUV Amp has electrified this time around is not known, but recently they debuted their Mercedes-Benz ML, so it might not be a far reach to anticipate a Jeep Grand Cherokee EV.
In a recent interview, Amp CEO Jim Taylor expressed his wishes to produce another SUV that would be more affordable and use a domestic platform since they scrapped their plans for a Chevrolet Equinox EV. Amp did announce that the production EV SUV would offer 100-miles of electric range or more, while offering the same appearance and capabilities as the platform that it’s based on. Even cooler, those attending the 2012 Detroit Auto Show will be able to not only check it out in person, but go for a ride at the show’s Ride & Drive track.