March 30, 2011
Event: Join San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, California Energy Commission Vice Chair James Boyd, Wrightspeed CEO Ian Wright, members from the local cleantech community and others for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new Wrightspeed facility in San Jose, CA.
When: Thursday, April 7, 2011, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Wrightspeed, Inc.
2540 Junction Avenue
San Jose, CA 95134
Visuals: Learn about Wrightspeed’s Range-Extended Electric Vehicle Digital Drivesystem for high fuel consumption vehicles. Vehicles on display will include:
Isuzu NPR Work Truck: see how the Powertrain can replace a traditional, inefficient heavy-duty drive system
Wrightspeed X1 Concept Car: see the world’s fastest pure electric sportscar
Capstone CMT380 Concept Car: see how microturbine technology can provide range-extending driving capabilities for electric vehicles
Background: Wrightspeed’s Powertrain is a powerful, reliable and cost-effective solution for electrifying high fuel consumption vehicles. In addition to private funding, Wrightspeed was awarded a $1,197,064 grant from the California Energy Commission under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program (AB118 for the testing and manufacturing of the Powertrain.