Extended-range electric F-150 joins Chicago car club fleet
The partnership between ALTe Powertrain Technologies and Club Assist, which provides equipment and services to car clubs, will deploy an ALTe-converted Ford F150 truck on the company’s Illinois fleet, based out of Chicago.
Data collected will allow Club Assist to work out fuel savings, cost analysis of the conversion and evaluate vehicle performance to develop a support system for the new technology.
ALTe chief executive and co-founder, John Thomas, said: ‘ALTe is excited to announce this collaboration that will deliver next-generation powertrain hybridization solutions to existing fleets. In so doing, we will drive economic returns for fleet owners and customers, generate massive reductions in gasoline use and contribute to global energy security and environmental stewardship.
‘The feedback they will provide will help us improve our technology further and gain a better understanding of the real-world use that this fleet vehicle application will undergo.’