City of San Jose and the California Energy Commission Team Up to Welcome Wrightspeed, Inc.

Mar 30, 2011, 13:56 ET from Wrightspeed, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

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 Digital Drivesystem can replace a traditional 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-extended driving capabilities for electric vehicles



Background:

Wrightspeed's Digital Drivesystem 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 Digital Drivesystem.



Media Contact:

Maya Giannini

Wrightspeed, Inc.

Tel: (650) 787-8729

maya@wrightspeed.com



SOURCE Wrightspeed, Inc.