The changes in the auto industry are becoming more and more evident
everyday and your fleet could be on the forefront of innovation that
could be a real game changer for automakers and the oil industry.
Last week, Bright Automotive,
a start up company based in Indiana unveiled the IDEA, a plug-in hybrid
electric van that can get a 100-miles per gallon and they are looking
to businesses and government agencies to be their initial customers.
Bright has plans to produce 50,000 vehicles a year beginning in 2013. CEO John
Waters, who created the battery pack for General Motor’s first electric
car, is targeting fleets because of the large numbers of vehicles
bought at one time.
Bright Automotive is just one of the many start up
companies challenging the more established auto makers with the kind of
technology that will reduce emissions and provide millions of dollars
in savings on gas each year.
Though no price is available for the IDEA, production is set to begin in 2012 and be ready for distribution the following year.
In short, the future will be here sooner than
you think and some of these high mileage vehicles may make you think
twice about purchasing new vehicles for your fleet until newer options
are made available and are affordable as well.
To learn more about Bright Automotive and a look at the IDEA click here.