Vancouver, British Columbia – Vancouver-based REV Technologies has introduced its REV AC Direct Drive system that converts the Ford Ranger and Ford Escape to battery-electric vehicles. The system uses a 90 kW electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack.

The REV Ford conversion provides an all-electric range of up to 200 km with faster acceleration, increased horsepower and torque, and improved weight distribution, the company said. There are no chassis modifications and the vehicles are safe and legal on all Canadian roads.

REV recently opened a showroom and fgarage in downtown Vancouver and is taking orders for delivery in the second quarter of 2009.

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