The Dirty (But Good) Side To Electric Vehicles

Never mind the Tesla sportscars, the real money (and impact) to be made in electric vehicles may be in the humble garbage truck, and similar vehicles.

New Zealand engineer Ian Wright should know; he worked on the Tesla vehicle, and built his own electric sports car. Now he has set his sights and talent on cleaning up garbage trucks and other heavy (traditionally diesel-powered) vehicles.
Wright knew electric drive technology, but what to do with that knowledge was the million dollar question. The answer didn't come quickly or easily. It took the intervening decade between the 2005 launch of Wrightspeed and last week's debut of his company's new Fulcum microturbine range extender for heavy trucks.

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