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Meet Tony Chan of AMPERE MOTOR USA

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tony Chan.

Ampere Motor USA launched their revolutionary $9,900 electric city roadster at the Los Angeles International Auto Show in November 2017. It was also featured on Shark Tank in Feb 2018! Many buyers have placed pre-orders to get on the waiting list for 2018 delivery. The Amperes offer range up to 100 miles or 150 miles per charge.

Ampere is determined to “Electrify Life” for car lovers. Ampere’s mission is to offer green, affordable, and exciting vehicles to everyone around the world!

The Los Angeles tech and mobility startup consist of a team of passionate and highly experienced car designers, engineers, and race drivers. Ampere’s Co-Founder Tony Chan has been a car fanatic all his life; he started waxing his neighbors’ cars for pocket money when he was 7 and repaired classic cars to pay for all his tuition and expenses when he was at UCLA. He then worked as a software engineer at Microsoft and built race cars on the side.

Tony and his partners started the Ampere project more than 4 years ago to design and build green, affordable, and exciting vehicles for everyone to enjoy. Currently, Ampere is working with world class car designers and engineers from design institutions where Audi, Mercedes, and Ferrari designers hail from.

Ampere just received the license plate from the DMV and that is one of the biggest steps for any vehicle company. Their factory is also in California and they are ready for mass production this summer!

Has it been a smooth road?
We faced some challenges at the beginning on coming up with well balanced electric vehicles that are fun to drive, exciting to look at, and affordable. After over 20 iterations, we finalized on the current package and we are more than happy with it!

Also, we just got the license plate from DMV and we are ready for the road! That certainly took us a lot of effort and time.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
Ampere Motor USA designs and builds revolutionary compact electric sports vehicles that retail for $9,900.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
Yes certainly! LA is a great place for all kinds of businesses, especially for innovative and technology companies. Also, LA has one of the highest concentration of vehicles in the world, therefore our vision of providing green and affordable transportation is especially needed here.


  • Ampere city electric roadster: $9,900 with up to 100 miles of range per charge.
  • Get a FREE electric scooter if you reserve your Ampere for $200 now on

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