ALTe Powertrain Technologies has formed an Advisory Board, which includes of some of the US’ leading corporate fleets. The board will help ALTe address important industry needs as the company prepares to deploy their range-extended electric powertrain into light and medium-size trucks, vans and buses early next year. (Earlier post.)
The Advisory Board represents delivery, utility and commercial fleet leaders, and currently consists of representatives from: Calcars, Club Assist, Consumers Energy, Cox Communication, DIRECTV, Enterprise, Film Vehicle Services, Frito Lay, NCH, PG&E, Stantec, Service Master, and Waste Management. ALTe’s initial meeting with its Advisory Board was held 23-25 May and included drives in prototype vehicles as well as extensive dialogue and Q&A sessions.
ALTe plans to showcase their technology next at the GFX Expo in San Diego, 6-8 June and is currently hiring to fill new positions that stem from their recent signing of a seven-year lease at their facility in Auburn Hills, Michigan.
ALTe is the developer of a Range Extended Electric Powertrain used to repower light commercial vehicles up to 26,000 GVW. The system will retrofit into existing fleet vehicles as well as in “glider” applications of new vehicles to increase their fuel economy and lower emissions.
Designed to replace a base V-8 internal combustion engine powertrain, the system’s patented technology improves fuel economy from 80% to 200%.