ALTe CEO John Thomas Named One of the Most Influential People in the Electric Automobile Industry for Second Year in a Row
AUBURN HILLS, Mich – June 12, 2012 – John Thomas, co-founder and CEO of ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of the first range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, has once again been named to the Automotive News Electrifying 100. The listing compiles the 100 most influential people leading the automotive industry toward a more electric-powered future.
“I’m proud to be named to Automotive News Electrifying 100 list again this year as a recognition of my company’s commitment to deliver the benefits of electrification to fleet managers across the globe,” said John Thomas.
This news coincides with ALTe’s announcement just last week regarding the company’s commitment to spur adoption of hybrid electric technology in the worldwide fleet industry and bolster clean technology jobs in America. Under a Clinton Global Initiative commitment and in conjunction with the 2012 CGI America meeting, ALTe has pledged to develop a first-of-its-kind electric vehicle fleet buying co-op by which fleet customers can consolidate the entire electric vehicle decision-making process in one simple web-based interface. The new website, www.ElectrifyYourFleet.com, which launched its beta version on June 7, will connect corporate and government vehicle purchasers with EV stakeholders – including utilities, charging station providers and finance companies – and notify customers of all available incentives, while offering the benefits of group-rate purchases and simplifying the order-to-delivery process. ALTe hopes to add more EV industry jobs with the new website with a focus on employing veterans and encouraging more women to learn about opportunities in STEM-related industries (Science Technology Engineering & Math).
“Our commitment pledge with CGI will help solve the greatest roadblocks to commercial adoption of electric and plug in hybrid vehicles: eliminating the lack of affordability and simplifying the EV and charging station order fulfillment process” said John Thomas. “This recognition by Automotive News reinforces our goal to revolutionize the fleet vehicle industry.”
“As the electrification of vehicles moves forward, John Thomas and ALTe are playing an important role in integrating systems to bring a cost-effective solution for fleets,” said Peter Brown, publisher and editorial director of Automotive News.
Honorees were celebrated at a special ceremony last night at the Detroit Athletic Club. For a complete listing of all honorees, please visit: http://www.autonews.com/section/electric100
CHICAGO, IL, – June 7, 2012 – ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of the first range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, today announced that it has created a Commitment to Action as part of the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting. ALTe has committed to spur adoption of hybrid electric technology in the worldwide fleet industry and bolster clean technology jobs in America.
May 16, 2012 – The crew at Translogic took the time to stop by and see the the team at ALTe Powertrain Technologies. Founded by a group of former Tesla Motors executives, the company focuses on building plug-in hybrid conversions for fleet vehicles.
ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist Announce Development Project on Plug-In Electric Hybrid Powertrain for Fleets
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – April 16, 2012 – ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist today announced a joint development project to study ALTe’s powertrain technology in Club Assist’s fleet. Project will be a first for Club Assist, a company committed to electrification of fleets.
ALTe Powertrain Technologies Launches Second Vehicle Line for Plug-in Electric Hybrid Powertrain Systems
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – March 22, 2012 –ALTe more than doubles miles per gallon for the popular E350 full-size fleet van.
Update on ALTe; EREV powertrain company tracking for production-caliber units by December, production ramp in 1Q 2013
February 29, 2012 – Extended range electric vehicle powertrain company ALTe (earlier post) is tracking to produce a limited number of production-caliber vehicle powertrains by December, and plans to ramp up production in the first quarter of 2013.
January 11, 2012 – Alternative-fuel and fuel-efficient vehicles are increasingly becoming fleet mainstays — electric vehicles and hybrids are a common sight in a growing number of fleets
December 3, 2011 – ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Coda Automotive are two of America’s Most Promising Companies, according to Forbes. The conservative business mag’s annual list spotlights 100 privately-held companies with compelling business models, strong management teams, plenty of capital, and notable customers and strategic partners.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – December 1, 2011 – Forbes Magazine has named ALTe Powertrain Technologies (ALTe), developer of the first range-extended plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicle applications, as one of America’s Most Promising Companies.
October 30, 2011 – Before there ever was an EcoBoost engine, Ford sold tons of F-150 trucks as fleet vehicles with engines that were far more gas guzzling. Now, ALTe is ready to convert many of those trucks with its proprietary ALTe Green Box as shown at The Battery Show 2011.
October 27, 2011 – No thanks, the three founders of ALTe Powertrain Technologies told Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk when Tesla decided to close its Michigan Tech Center. Rather than move to Palo Alto and continue work on luxury electric vehicles, we’ll stay in Michigan and start a new company on the eve of an industry downturn to build an alternative powertrain for light commercial vehicles.