DTE Energy, an energy company providing gas and electric services to homes and businesses, has signed an agreement with AMP Holding to electrify three of DTE Energy's fleet vehicles.

DTE Energy will electrify three SUV fleet vehicles with the help of a $5m grant it received from the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) in 2008.

DTE Energy fleet Saturn Vues will be powered by AMP’s modular electric powertrain system and the new EVs will be able to travel up to 150 miles on a single charge and will be rechargeable using either 240V or standard 120V outlets.

DTE Energy, which has been working actively with AMP and the MPSC to ensure the grid is ready for the commercialization of electric vehicles, and the demand created therein, plans to take delivery of the first of three AMP’d fleet vehicles in December.

DTE Energy vice president of distribution operations Vince Dow said that cleaner fuel and zero emissions are an important decision in moving into the future with fleet vehicles and AMP’s electric vehicles are clearly moving in that direction.