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Published on July 5th, 2013 | by Jo Borrás


$60,000 Rebate For An Electric Van? Yep.

July 5th, 2013 by  

Editor’s Note: I noticed this $60,000 rebate for electric vans the other day. I was quite shocked to find out about it (naturally), but hey, I won’t complain — we need to cut oil use asap. Below is more info on the rebate and AMP electric vans/trucks from Gas2.

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The California Air Resources Board has approved AMP’s Workhorse E-100 commercial electric van / truck chassis for rebates and incentives of up to $60,000. Per van. [insert shocked expression and disbelief here]

For what it’s worth, AMP’s chassis are said to have a 19,000-plus pound payload and a 100-mile single-charge range thanks to a 100KwH battery pack mated to a 160 KW motor, as well as a 3-year, 36,000 mile warranty. That said, AMP doesn’t list prices on its website, so you’ll have to buy one and let us know how much the thing costs. ProTip: if it’s got a $60,000 rebate, it probably ain’t cheap!

You can check out AMP’s official press release for its electric van mega-rebate, below.

California Air Resources Board Approves AMP Holding Inc.’s Workhorse® Electric Step Vans

AMP Workhorse electric trucks are now approved for the Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP) – Purchasers and participating dealers of these trucks are eligible to receive a voucher up to $60,000 on each vehicle.

Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) June 26, 2013

AMP Holding Inc. (OTCBB: AMPD), parent company of its Workhorse® subsidiary, today announced that their class 3-6 medium-duty E-100 Workhorse walk-in electric step vans, have been approved by the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The Board’s approval recognizes that the Workhorse road-ready trucks are clean, California-certified zero-emissions vehicles. As Workhorse is now listed in the state’s HVIP Program, purchasers and dealers alike can receive vouchers of up to $60,000 per vehicle. It’s a move that dramatically reduces the cost of entry, while offering a sustainable solution for California’s fleet operators.

“For years, many in the fleet industry have recognized the Workhorse brand for quality and dependability,” said Martin Rucidlo, AMP/Workhorse President. “Now with this CARB approval, our customers in California are eligible for incentives, lowering their costs, and helping put more of our electric Workhorse trucks on the road as soon as possible.”

To help meet the goals of California policies, CARB offers up to $60,000 per vehicle in vouchers, through its Hybrid and Zero Emission Truck Voucher Incentive Project (HVIP). These rebates can be combined with other incentives. As a result, the program has helped lower the upfront cost while accelerating the payback period for fleet operators and other customers.

Customers of the Workhorse zero-emission vehicles will further benefit from significant ongoing fuel savings as well as dramatically reduced maintenance costs, when compared to conventional diesel trucks.

This past spring, the AMP/Workhorse electric step van successfully completed rigorous independent durability testing, paving the way for production of the zero-emission vehicles.

“The Workhorse brand has always given fleet customers everything they want and more,” said Steve Burns, AMP/Workhorse CEO. “And now with CARB approval, this vehicle is a horse of a different color!”

Source | Photo: Amp Holdings

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  • Tom G.

    I would have prefered a $10,000 rebate for a series hydraulic hybrid drive train instead of this $60,000. The $10,000 would have probably paid for the cost of the hydraulic hybrid system when done at scale.

    When it comes to large trucks, that is where hydraulic hybrid drive systems really shine. Efficiency gain of 40 – 60% have been achieved during testing at several different manufacturers and the EPA. There are many reasons why trash trucks, school busses and other heavy vehicles are going hydraulic instead of batteries.

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