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Echo Auto Locks in Remy HVH Supply

March 6, 2014 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As the Two Companies Are to Co-Develop an Advanced Induction Motor

Echo Automotive says that a supply agreement with Remy International ensures the supply of components for the EchoDrive bolt-on plug-in hybrid electric drive units going into production this year, while at the same time the companies will co-develop a new motor dubbed the “Echo Induction Machine.”

Leggett & Platt Runs Alt Fuels Gamut

March 4, 2014 in NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Four CNG Systems, One Propane, Three Different Hybrids,
Taking Over & Moving Westport’s Canada Pickup Operation

Leggett & Platt CVP is advising customers of a full range of gaseous fuel and hybrid drive offerings at this week’s NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis. The firm is ranging beyond CNG for Ford vans using Landi Renzo USA hardware to CNG systems for GM and Chrysler vehicles, propane autogas for a wide range of vehicles, and hybrids: electric, plug-in electric, and hydraulic.

Echo Automotive Adds GM Vans

February 18, 2014 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Plug-In Hybrid Upfits for 2010-2014 Express and Savana Vehicles

Arizona-based Echo Automotive is gearing up to offer its EchoDrive plug-in hybrid electric vehicle conversions on GM 2500 and 3500 vans, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, for model years 2010-2014. Production is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2015.

EchoDrive Premiere for Advance Sales

October 29, 2013 in Electric Drive, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Echo Automotive Takes Reservations for Bolt-On Hybrid Drive

Echo Automotive has launched EchoDrive Premiere as incentive program for advance sales of its EchoDrive add-on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle kit – which is to become available next year, and for which the Arizona- and Indiana-based firm promises fuel savings as great as 50%.

Echo: A New Option in Hybrid Upfits

March 16, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Upfits with Off-the-Shelf Components for $10,000

Owners of 2007 to 2013 Ford E-series trucks who feel they missed out on hybrids will get another chance: for $10,000 they can convert their vehicles with a plug-and-play kit from Indiana’s Echo Automotive. Fuel savings of 25-50% will mean a payback in three to four years, Echo said at the NTEA Work Truck Show.

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