CALSTART Welcomes Advanced Powertrain Company Echo Automotive


Echo Automotive Inc., a company that provides technologies to give fleet vehicles hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid functionality, has joined clean transportation technologies group CALSTART.

‘Echo is excited to be a part of CALSTART. We recognize and appreciate the outstanding work the organization has done and continues to do to advance innovative transportation technologies,’ says Jason Plotke, Echo's president and co-founder.

The company's EchoDrive platform is a bolt-on technology that complements the existing powertrain in a fleet vehicle. The system includes an electric motor, inverter and battery system, as well as plug-in-charging integration.

‘Fleets in California and beyond will benefit from more cost-effective and fuel-efficient options to address the challenge of rising fuel costs,’ remarks John Boesel, president and CEO of CALSTART.

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