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AC Propulsion for New Saleen EV

February 18, 2014 in Companies, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Legendary Electric Car Developers’ Tapped for New Vehicle Project

Corona, Calif.,-based Saleen Automotive said Tuesday that it “has added legendary electric car developers, AC Propulsion, to its design team for the new Saleen Electric vehicle.”

AC Propulsion's Tzero

AC Propulsion’s Tzero

AC Propulsion is to provide technology and implementation of the powertrain and battery for the project, Saleen said.

“We are assembling a team and vehicle that combines the finest technology and design available,” Saleen CEO Steve Saleen said in a release.

Tesla, BMW, Saleen

“AC Propulsion is a proven leader and seminal thinker in electric car creation and we believe will greatly assist us in introducing a revolutionary vehicle to the market. I believe we have secured the very best partner possible for our powertrain and battery,” he said.

Saleen notes that AC specializes in alternating current-based drives for EVs featuring high performance, high efficiency induction motors and integrated high power battery charging. In addition to its own Tzero car, AC provided proprietary technology for the Tesla Roadster, and drivetrains and support for BMW’s all-electric Mini E.

As for the new Saleen EV? Stay tuned.

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Source: Steve Saleen Automotive with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

EVGrid Would Turn EVs into Assets

June 28, 2012 in EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s EVGrid, a startup founded by ex-AC Propulsion chief Tom Gage, is targeting the third quarter for an East Coast test of approximately 30 battery electric cars able to not only draw power from the electrical grid, but give it back in times of need.

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