AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – March 20, 2013 –ALTe Powertrain Technologies announced today that it has successfully completed a Cooperation Agreement to establish a new commercial vehicle manufacturing Joint Venture with the Henan Benma Company (Benma) in the Henan province of China.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich – June 12, 2012 – John Thomas, co-founder and CEO of ALTe Powertrain Technologies, has once again been named to the Automotive News Electrifying 100.
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.
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.
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., – March 22, 2012 –ALTe more than doubles miles per gallon for the popular E350 full-size fleet van.
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.
ALTe believes that range extended electric vehicle powertrains, where vehicles drive the first 40-50 miles on power stored in the batteries which are subsequently recharged by an on-board generator, represent the optimal “hybrid” technology to simultaneously maximize fuel economy, minimize emissions, make the purchase price of a “hybrid” as comparable as possible to the purchase price of a similar gasoline powered vehicle, minimize operating expenses, minimize changes in driver behavior, provide comparable vehicle performance and minimize additional infrastructure requirements.
The Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) and ALTe Powertrain Technologies have partnered in a bold commitment that will create clean technology jobs in America and accelerate the creation of affordable electric and hybrid vehicles in the process. It can be described as the intersection of a buying co-op for EVs and an easy button. Learn more about this initiative and how you can significantly reduce your fleet operating costs – CLICK HERE
ALTe uses advanced technology in the development of its range extended electric powertrains for a variety of vehicle applications based on the Company’s rolling electric platform or “e-platform” product which includes the “Green Box,” a controls system which communicates with the controls systems of various OEMs, battery chemistries, power electronic modules and engine controls and a lithium ion battery pack. Massive utilization of advanced “virtual” engineering techniques facilitates product development.
ALTe is an engineering company led by a management team with a unique combination of Detroit and Silicon Valley automotive engineering experience dedicated to leading the transformation of the automobile industry from vehicles powered by gasoline to vehicles powered by electricity.
ALTe provides consulting services to OEMs and suppliers.
ALTe has consulted on a variety of alternative energy and propulsion system designs ranging from leading edge battery packs to architecting a dual mode diesel hybrid system for major OEMs. The company has expertise with best in class product development tools and methods synthesizing structural strength, durability, safety, NVH, driveability, fluid flow, and heat transfer correlated with component and vehicle level testing.