Tesla Cofounder Sets Sight on Commercial Vehicles For Electric Venture

Ian Wright, one of the engineers who launched Tesla, wants to electrify the garbage trucks and delivery vehicles around your neighborhood.
Sure, old diesel motors you find in garbage trucks and delivery vehicles get the job done, but they're not exactly quiet, clean or fuel efficient. Wright aims to change that. Wright told The Associated Press that his company, Wrightspeed, is marketing an electric powertrain system for commercial trucks. The company has built two electric powertrain models: the Route, for medium-duty trucks, and a beefier Route HD for heavy-duty trucks. Electric vehicles have excellent torque, making them perfect for hauling heavy loads.



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