23 Jan '15, 11pm

Retrofit Powertrain Sales Grow for Wrightspeed

Retrofit Powertrain Sales Grow for Wrightspeed

Wrightspeed’s aftermarket microturbine-powered plug-in series hybrid powertrain is gaining momentum, with more orders and a new facility planned in the immediate future. The company’s main product is the Route, a retrofit Range-extended Electric Vehicle (REV) powertrain built for commercial vehicles. Typical applications include medium-duty trucks, such as delivery trucks, and heavy-duty purpose-built vehicles, like garbage trucks. In the last year, Wrightspeed has received 42 orders to retrofit trucks with FedEx and recycling company Ratto Group. According to USA Today, founder Ian Wright now plans to relocate the company from its original 30,000 plant-square foot (opened five years ago in San Jose, Calif.) to an airplane hangar outside of Oakland that’s more than three-times the size. In the next three years, Wright predicts that the company will grow from 23 employees t...

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