DTE Energy to electrify fleet with Amp electric vehicles

Cincinnatti, November 17, 2010 — Amp Holding and DTE Energy jointly announced the signing of an agreement for Amp to electrify three of DTE Energy’s fleet vehicles.

DTE Energy selected three SUV fleet vehicles to be electrified as part of the $5 million grant from the Michigan Public Service Commission awarded to DTE Energy in 2008.

Their all-electric DTE Energy fleet Saturn Vues will be powered by Amp’s exclusive modular electric powertrain system. The DTE Energy Amp’d vehicles will have a range of up to 150 miles on a single charge and will be rechargeable using either 240-volt or standard 120-volt outlets.

DTE Energy has been active in the electrification of vehicles, and through this effort with Amp and the MPSC, is working to ensure the grid is ready for the commercialization of electric vehicles, and the demand created therein.

“Cleaner fuel and zero emissions are an important decision in moving into the future with our fleet vehicles,” said Vince Dow, DTE Energy vice president of distribution operations. “Amp’s electric vehicles are clearly moving in that direction.”

DTE Energy plans to take delivery of the first of three Amp’d fleet vehicles in December.

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