ALTe and Club Assist plan PHEV powertrain project
ALTe Powertrain Technologies, developer of a range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicles, and Club Assist, which supplies services to motoring clubs, announced a joint development project to study ALTe’s powertrain technology in Club Assist’s fleet.
Club Assist will take possession of an ALTe-converted Ford F-150 truck for everyday fleet duties. Testing will take place at Club Assist’s Chicago Illinois location. Once completed, the project will provide information and feedback to ALTe, and will allow Club Assist to generate road-tested metrics on plug-in electric hybrid benefits such as fuel savings, the cost analysis of a retrofit conversion, and overall vehicle performance.
Club Assist supplies batteries, battery testing equipment, automotive glass, alternators, starter motors, and training to motoring clubs and their members. Collaboration with ALTe will allow Club Assist to participate in the development of an optimal series electric hybrid powertrain system that will support their operating and sustainability objectives.
“As a company committed to reducing emissions, lowering dependency on foreign sourced fuel and supporting customers with alternative transportation assistance, Club Assist is looking forward to road testing ALTe’s powertrain,” said Stuart Davies, CEO and executive president of Club Assist.
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