Photo: AMP

Photo: AMP 

AMP Holding Inc. has entered into a purchase agreement with a major transportation company to supply 18 battery-electric Workhorse E-100 walk-in vans to be deployed in the Houston-Galveston, Texas, area.

The U.S. Department Of Energy selected this project to improve local air quality in the Houston-Galveston area, which is currently designated as a National Ambient Air Quality Non-Attainment Area.

"We are honored to be working with one of the world's major transportation companies on this project in support of their sustainability effort," said Steve Burns, CEO of AMP Holding. "Our Workhorse E-100 truck is purpose-built to transform the package delivery vehicle market. Built on our new, narrow track W88 chassis, the trucks come with a 100 kWh Lithium battery pack featuring Panasonic 18650 cells that provide power to a 2200 nm (268 bhp) permanent magnet motor powerful enough to eliminate the need for a transmission."

The Workhorse E-100 is designed and built to meet the transportation company's daily duty cycle while delivering a zero-emission driving experience and eliminating the consumption of more than 650,000 gallons of diesel fuel over the vehicle's projected life. In addition, AMP's proprietary onboard telematics capture thousands of data points to measure vehicle performance and efficiency.

Funded by a grant from the DOE National Energy Technology Laboratory, the Houston-Galveston Area Council has partnered with the Center for Technology and the Environment with the objective of accelerating the introduction and deployment of electric vehicles into the cargo transportation sector.