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Wrightspeed Route: Turbine on Mack LR

June 7, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, event, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids, litigation, New Products, refuse, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PHEV Chassis Has a Proprietary ‘Fulcrum’ Turbine
As Litigation with Capstone Ends with ‘a Walkaway’

Mack Trucks and Wrightspeed are showing the chassis for a range-extended electric refuse truck at WasteExpo 2016 in Las Vegas this week. “The Route” branded Wrightspeed drive has a proprietary “Fulcrum” brand turbine: diesel-fueled in this instance, but capable of running on a wide variety of fuels.

Wrightspeed for 17 Ratto Refuse Trucks

January 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Hauler Hopes to Have 17 Converted Collection Trucks by Year-End
As Conversions Call for Three Batteries and Four Motors Per Vehicle,
Turbine-Extended Electric Drive Firm Relocating to Alameda Hangar

Wrightspeed, developer of electric drivelines with fuel-flexible turbine engines for indefinite range extension, has a deal to convert 17 refuse collection trucks for the Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Ratto Group. Concurrently, Wrightspeed is relocating from San Jose, Calif. to Alameda, on the other side of San Francisco Bay.

This item was initially posted on January 21

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