Tesla co-founder wants to electrify trucks


ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ian Wright wants to revolutionize truck manufacturing.

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ASSOCIATED PRESS: Ian Wright wants to revolutionize truck manufacturing.

His latest venture, Wrightspeed, doesn’t make the whole truck. Rather it sells electric powertrains that can be installed on medium-and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, making them cleaner, quieter and more energy-efficient.

“We save a lot on fuel. We save a lot on maintenance, and we make the emissions compliance much easier,” said Wright, a New Zealand-born engineer who left Tesla when it was still a small startup in 2005.

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