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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

Wrightspeed to Get More from the CEC

June 22, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

California’s Wrightspeed is in line for an additional $5.789 million grant from the California Energy Commission in support of its plug-in hybrid electric vehicle development work.

Wrightspeed Promotes ‘The Route’ Plug-In

March 30, 2012 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Unique, CNG Version Will Be Shown in Long Beach

San Jose-based Wrightspeed is preparing a CNG-fueled Isuzu NPR HD with plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain for display at ACT Expo in Southern California in mid-May.

Wrightspeed’s plug-in hybrid electric drive offers payback in just three to five years based on fuel-savings alone — a time span that’s dropping as fuel prices rise.

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