17 Apr '11, 4pm

ALTe, Manheim team up to convert trucks, vans to plug-in hybrids

ALTe, Manheim team up to convert trucks, vans to plug-in hybrids

ALTe POWERTRAIN TECHNOLOGIES AND MANHEIM ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO INSTALL ALTe POWERTRAINS IN FLEET VEHICLES AUBURN HILLS, MI – April 7, 2011 – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, the Michigan-based developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertain, is pleased to announce an agreement with Manheim, the automotive industry's leader in remarketing services, regarding the installation of ALTe powertrains in fleet vehicles. With this partnership, ALTe's fleet customers will be able to take their vehicle to a Manheim operating location and Manheim will retrofit their light trucks and vans with an ALTe series plug-in electric hybrid powertrain. The fleet customer will then reinsert the vehicle back into its fleet and realize fuel economy improvements of up to 200 percent. According to ALTe CEO John Thomas, "ALTe is excited to have the opportunity to work with Manheim, which is recognize...

Full article: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/04/17/alte-manheim-team-up...

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