Remy International to Supply Electric Motors to Advanced Mechanical Products for EVs

February 16, 2010 by Jeff Shepard

Remy International, Inc. and Advanced Mechanical Products, Inc. (AMP) have signed a letter of intent for a potential long-term electric motor supply agreement. AMP will use the Remy HVH250™ electric motors in their custom electric vehicle conversions.

AMP has developed an all-electric high performance, high efficiency drive train for installation into select modern passenger vehicles. The first two vehicles available for AMP conversions are the GM Saturn Sky and the GM Pontiac Solstice. The end product is an all-electric vehicle with the built in safeties and handling of a conventional internal combustion engine sports car with a range of up to 150 miles per charge.

Remy states that its patented electric motor technology will contribute greatly to the speed and range of AMP’s vehicles. The HVH250 is an advanced electric motor/generator for electric and hybrid vehicles based on Remy’s patented High Voltage Hairpin (HVH) technology that provides dramatically improved motor performance and cooling effectiveness. The world-class torque and power density allows for improved fuel economy, increased range in all-electric drive mode and the potential for a smaller internal combustion engine in hybrid vehicles.

AMP’s President Steve Burns said, "Remy’s HVH250 electric motor is simply the best on the market today, and is easily integrated into our drive train. Our customers demand the best of both worlds – the speed and performance of a true sports car and the environmental principles of an electric car. This strategic partnership is a direct reflection of our deep commitment to innovation and engineering."

AMP will purchase standard Remy HVH250 components and design and develop their own motor housing and interface components to fit the needs of the specific vehicle being converted to electric. Remy HVH electric motors have been designed to reduce customer development costs (tooling and non-recurring engineering) as well as the production costs associated with low-volume custom designs. This new approach to product design is also improving speed to market and reducing cost barriers to customers in the emerging hybrid and electric vehicle marketplace.

Remy CEO John Weber said, "Our business relationship with AMP is another example of the ease in which the Remy HVH electric motor technology can be integrated seamlessly across a wide array of vehicle and off-road applications. We are looking forward to working with AMP as they continue to grow their market share in the electrification of the automobile."