Iceland Wants 1,000 Amp Electric-SUVs

Northern Lights, an Icelandic utility conversion company, is talking with AMP about buying 1,000 of their electric conversion cars based on the Chevy Equinox, Saturn Vue, and Pontiac Solstice convertible.

I know what you’re thinking. A convertible in Iceland? Well no, this is more about the Equinox and Vue. You see, apparently one-third of the Icelandic light-vehicle market is made up of SUV’s (which sounds like America circa 2000). Northern Lights wants to buy some of these conversions for its own fleet, as well as selling them on the local market later on. If the deal goes through (they’ve so far written a letter of intent) Northern Lights will buy 1,000 of AMP’s converted Chevy’s over the next five years in a deal that totals between $45 million and $50 million.

The AMP Equinox can reportedly go up to 150 miles on a single electric charge and is set to cost between $45,000 and $50,000 each when they go on sale early next year. It’s an important deal for the fledgling EV conversion company, and I hope to see them tackle some other GM vehicles too. All-electric Camaro anyone?

Source: Green Car Advisor

Chris DeMorro is a writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to Hemis. You can follow his slow descent into madness at Sublime Burnout.

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.