SaturnFans.com
saturnfans.com - classifieds - forums - webmail


Go Back   SaturnFans.com Forums > Models > Saturn Sky > Sky General

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-01-2010, 11:27 PM   #1
Charlie
Administrator
Charlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant futureCharlie has a brilliant future
 
Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: USA
Posts: 3,822
 

2008 Outlook XR
2005 VUE Red Line
Default AMP's Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Compet

A new story entry has been added:

[drupal=3467]AMP’s Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Competition[/drupal]

Quote:
AMP Holding Inc, a company engaged in the all-electric, emission-free conversion of General Motors vehicles, announced today that their AMP electric car has advanced to the finals of the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize worldwide competition after passing the most recent "knockout" qualifying stage.
...
2008 Saturn Outlook XR
2005 VUE Red Line
2002 L300 (sold)
Charlie is offline   Reply With Quote
SaturnFans.com Sponsored Links
Old 07-02-2010, 04:37 PM   #2
MiSaturn
Senior Member
MiSaturn is on a distinguished road
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Detroit, MI
Posts: 1,281

2002 SL
1993 SL2
Default Re: AMP's Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Comp

The AMP'd electric Sky is a GM Saturn Sky converted by AMP, and powered by REMY International motors. As part of AMP's current offering of converted electric vehicles, the AMP'd Sky, as well as the full-size AMP'd Electric GM Equinox crossover, can be ordered by visiting the AMP website. Initial deliveries are expected to reach the market this year, by the end of summer.

Should be interesting to order a "new" Sky from these folks... . Wonder if they stockpiled them before the end of production - I do remember seeing several of them on flatbeds being moved around here - I would if that's what they were doing.
MiSaturn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2010, 08:43 AM   #3
emg77
Advanced Member
emg77 has a spectacular aura aboutemg77 has a spectacular aura aboutemg77 has a spectacular aura about
 
emg77's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Michigan
Posts: 905
 

2008 Astra XR
Default Re: AMP's Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Comp

I got to ride in one of the other finalists earlier this year, the Commuter Cars Tango. It's a narrow tandem electric vehicle, and it was quick (0-60 in under 4 seconds). It was quite an experience, even if the ride was limited to 15 mph.

http://www.commutercars.com/
...
Drives: 2014 Volt, 2017 Acadia
Past Cars: 08 Astra, 15 Acadia, 12 Enclave, 09 Traverse, 05 Vue, 04 Grand Prix, 00 Alero, 97 LeSabre, 72 Cutlass S
emg77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2010, 10:27 AM   #4
SC2SkyVue
Member
SC2SkyVue is on a distinguished road
 
SC2SkyVue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 93
Happy Re: AMP's Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Comp

Will go ahead and keep the SKY RL with it's real engine, thanks.
SC2SkyVue is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2010, 01:46 PM   #5
gpartrid
Advanced Member
gpartrid is a jewel in the roughgpartrid is a jewel in the roughgpartrid is a jewel in the roughgpartrid is a jewel in the rough
 
gpartrid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: N. VA
Posts: 543
 

2008 AURA XR
2008 SKY Red Line
Default Re: AMP's Electrified Saturn Sky is a Finalist in the International $10M X Prize Comp

I saw a report on the evening news (NBC) earlier this week that the Federal Government MAY require the auto industry to give hybrid vehicles a noisier engine. The report went on to say that people with visual impairments (blindness) and other disabilities as well as pet owners have difficulty hearing approaching vehicles, in particular, when they're running on battery power and this supposedly poses a significant danger to pedestrians.

Although I agree with SOME of what I heard (specifically people with visual impairments), my initial reaction was a cynical head shaking and thinking "you just can't make it right for everyone". That's a bit of a disappointment.

There are also a few recent articles about "too quiet hybrid engines" I was able to find.

Good luck, AMP!
...
2008 AURA XR
Ocean Mist
Sunroof
Loaded!
Built: 07/19/07

2008 SKY RL
Silver Pearl
Black on Black
6 Disc w. Monsoon
Chrome Wheels
4 Pedals
GMPP Turbo Upgrade & CAI
Built: 09/20/07

Last edited by gpartrid; 07-07-2010 at 01:51 PM.
gpartrid is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
I am a top 20 finalist in the Kiss My Astra contest!!! kpauley General Saturn Discussion 11 10-30-2008 08:40 AM
Saturn S-series gets the X-Prize Ohming S-Series Tech 0 08-07-2008 04:17 PM
Saturn Goes International with the Affordable Astra Charlie Astra General 0 04-12-2008 10:15 AM
Saturn at 2006 Nashville International Car Show KoolVue General Saturn Discussion 0 04-10-2006 12:23 AM
Saturn At The Canadian International Auto Show k-dee General Saturn Discussion 4 03-03-2005 11:38 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:23 PM.

Advanced Forum Search | Advanced Photo Search


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
SaturnFans.com. The Saturn Enthusiasts Site.