You’ve passed them on the highways as you drive: four-wheelers in cars like the Nissan Leaf, Chevy Volt or the Tesla, all of which are powered — at least in part — by electricity.
One of the founders of Tesla, Ian Wright, is counting on it. His San Jose, Calif. company, Wrightspeed, is developing electronic powertrains for trucks, and wooing companies that want to save on fuel while meeting growing emission standards. The price starts at $150,00.
They consist of and electric engine, battery system and a generator that runs on diesel or natural gas and recharges the battery when it’s needed.
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