ALTe CEO John Thomas Named to EV 100 List
Dearborn, MI – June 14, 2011 – John Thomas, Founder and CEO of ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of the first range-extended plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powertrain for trucks, vans and buses, has been named to the Automotive News Electrifying 100. This first-time listing compiles the 100 most influential people leading the automotive industry toward a more electric-powered future.
“I’m honored to be named to this distinguished group of innovators that includes some of the key players in the electric vehicle industry,” said John Thomas.
This news complements the mark that ALTe has made in the automotive industry capitol of Michigan where they recently signed a seven-year lease for their headquarters in Auburn Hills. ALTe also just announced the creation of an Advisory Board including some of the biggest corporate fleets in the country, as well as a long-term supply agreement for electric motors with Remy.
“This is an exciting time for ALTe and we’re very excited to move into the next phase in our business, which is in converting fleet vehicles to plug-in hybrid electrics across the country” said John Thomas. “This recognition by Automotive News reinforces our goal to revolutionize the fleet vehicle industry.”
Honorees were celebrated at a special ceremony last night at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. The gala included a short reception for the honorees and culminated in a program in the museum theater. The reception took place in conjunction with the Green Car Conference which starts today in nearby Novi, MI. The conference focuses largely on electric and plug-in hybrid technologies and key leaders in the industry.
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.