Echo Automotive Fails: Bolt-On Plug-In Hybrid Kits Used Bright Technology

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Starting a company is tough; starting a company in the green automotive field may be even tougher. So it seemed like the engineering team from defunct startup Bright Automotive, once granted investment by GM, might have a second chance to see their technology on the road. The assets and intellectual property of Bright were acquired by Echo

A 100 m.p.g. truck? A Bright IDEA | Freep.com | Detroit Free Press

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A Bright IDEA BY SARAH A. WEBSTER • FREE PRESS AUTOMOTIVE EDITOR• April 21, 2009 Print this page E-mail this article Share this article Del.icio.us Facebook Digg Reddit Newsvine More evidence that we are approaching an exciting new frontier in the automotive industry will be on display today on Capitol Hill. A largely unknown automaker  Bright Automotive of Anderson, Ind. • BRIGHT AUTOMOTIVE: Unwrapping the 100 m.p.g.

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PHEV conversion company Echo Automotive completes $3M financing, joins CALSTART

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Echo Automotive, Inc., Echo’s Chief Technology Officer is John Waters, the founder & CEO of Bright Automotive ( earlier post ). This $3,000,000 infusion of working capital will allow us to ramp up our order fulfillment operations and meet the growing demand for EchoDrive kits more quickly.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Audi Volkswagen-owned company exploring PHEVs Metroproject Quattro Sub-compact PHEV Concept Car shown October 2007; PHEV of A1 Sportback under consideration Bright Automotive For-profit spin off from Rocky Mountain Institute designing lightweight PHEVs, successor to RMIs 1990s "Hypercar" concept. But, he said, for GM, "what started as a fuel cell project is now an electric vehicle project." ( Automotive News ). told the Nikkei International Automotive Conference in Tokyo.

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