ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist partner on plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for fleets
ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, and Club Assist, a supplier of mobile, car electric and road services to motoring clubs worldwide, are partnering on a joint development project to study ALTe’s powertrain technology in Club Assist’s fleet. (Earlier post.)
Club Assist will initiate the joint development project by taking possession of an ALTe-converted Ford F-150 truck for everyday fleet duties. The testing will take place in Illinois at Club Assist’s Chicago location. Once completed, the project will provide information and feedback to ALTe and will allow Club Assist to generate road-tested metrics on plug-in electric hybrid benefits such as fuel savings, the cost analysis of a retrofit conversion, and overall vehicle performance.
Club Assist’s core business is the supply of automotive batteries, battery testing equipment, automotive glass, alternators, starter motors, marketing programs and collateral, and training to motoring clubs and their members around the globe. An extension of these services and products comes from growing technologies in alternative fuel vehicles. The project collaboration with ALTe will allow Club Assist the opportunity to participate in the development of an optimal series electric hybrid powertrain system that will support their operating and sustainability objectives.
Club Assist is a member of ALTe’s customer advisory board, established in May 2011.