Bright Automotive goes dark citing onerous Dept of Energy loan terms

Bright Automotive, would-be manufacturer of a plug-in hybrid delivery van, shut down today while CEO Reuben Munger and COO Mike Donoughe delivered a blistering letter to Energy Secretary Stephen Chu calling the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program a debacle. Indiana based Bright Automotive, a start-up company which hoped to sell hybrid-electric delivery trucks, has closed its…

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Clean green US postal service vehicles

The U.S. Postal Service has a lot of vehicles on the road every day through mud and sleet and all that. Their vehicle fleet is one of the largest on the planet. They’ve long had efforts to study alternative fuel vehicles and recently announced a one-for-one replacement of 6,500 vehicles…

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