Katie Fehrenbacher

Green Overdrive Video: Wrightspeed Retrofits Trucks to Go Electric

by , 04/08/11

sustainable design, green design, green overdrive, gigaom tv, electric vehicle, ev, wrightspeed, electric vehicle conversion, green transportation, electric car, electric truck

Cutting down on the fuel usage of company trucks and fleets could make a major dent in the oil consumption of the U.S. Silicon Valley-based startup Wrightspeed is led by a co-founder of Tesla Motors, and they’re building a business around extended-range electric trucks. They’ve developed a digital drive system that can be used to retrofit existing trucks or to create a whole new line of vehicles. For this week’s Green Overdrive Show we catch up with Wrightspeed founder Ian Wright during the ribbon-cutting ceremony for his first factory.

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