Smith Ampere a pioneering pure electric vehicle in its class
The recently launched Smith Ampere by Smith Electric Vehicles is a pioneering pure electric vehicle aimed at the light van sector. Ampere, which utilizes the Ford Transit Connect chassis is designed and developed by Tanfield in collaboration with Ford. Ampere is a pioneering pure electric vehicle in its class. It is aimed at urban operators using large fleets of light vans, in sectors such as postal and courier, utilities and telecommunications. It has a gross vehicle weight of 2,340kg, with payload capacity of up to 800kg.
Ampere has a range in excess of 100 miles on one battery charge and a top speed of up to 70mph. It is powered by a 50 kilowatt electric motor and an Iron Phosphate lithium-ion battery pack. This is a new drive train and battery and was developed specifically for Ampere.