Energy & Sustainability
Converting Saturns to EVs

AMP Motor Works is a company set up to convert the mass produced Saturn Sky to an Electric Vehicle.

AMP claims that the Sky EV gets 125 miles per gallon equivalent fuel economy based on how much energy it takes to charge the batteries. At current energy prices, this will cost you around 3 cents (US) a mile.

Additionally, because the car is all-electric, it produces zero tailpipe emissions and has many other added side benefits such as no oil changes, no regular tune-ups, no clutch, no transmission fluid and no differential fluid — all of which could add up to significant savings over the life of the vehicle beyond obvious savings on fuel costs.

This sure isn’t a cheap way to get an EV, but, you gotta start somewhere, right?

10 thoughts on “Converting Saturns to EVs

  1. This is cool and all, but their car supply might’ve just dried up. With GM closing Pontiac and jettisoning Saturn, the Solstice/Sky’s future is bleak.

    1. Maybe, though the Solstice/Sky seemed to be one of a very few cars that GM did not have trouble selling. I’d be a little surprised if it didn’t survive the reorganization in some fashion.

  2. Ever see the documentary ‘Who Killed The Electric Car’? Watch the movie and try not to be outraged at GM asking for a bailout. Every time I see GM advertising how green they’re going and how they are for electric/hybrids, I want to puke, put it in an envelope and mail it to them.

  3. What most people forget:
    There was a time where electric carriages were more popular than petrol based machines. Mostly due to the lack of convenient gas stations. This was a brief moment in history when oil was see as practically useless.

    Ford later changed all that of course…

    Don’t expect companies to solve your problems if it is not profitable. To the GM hater, note it takes serious funds too retool a production line and has bankrupted companies with poor liquidity.

    Try this at home:
    Step 1: Get Monkeys to stop eating bananas
    Step 2: ?
    Step 3: Profit

    The problem remains as where does the electricity come from?
    If you are in the USA its likely Coal, Gas, or Nuclear

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