Wrightspeed, a company that specializes in electric powertrain technologies for the medium-duty fleet-truck market, has finalized a $5.8 million grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC) that will help support Wrightspeed's manufacturing ramp-up in San Jose.
The company says the funds will accelerate the production of Wrightspeed's Route, a retrofit powertrain for medium-duty commercial vehicles. The firm's San Jose facility opened last April, and a number of trucks that employ the Route are now being used in customer trials for validation and testing.
‘We are excited to accelerate development of our electric drive technology with this grant,’ says Ian Wright, founder and CEO of Wrightspeed.
The grant, which is a part of the CEC's Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program, was originally announced in June.