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ALTe Powertrain Tech adds 18 to team as it preps product launch

When the door at Tesla Motors closed for three of its employees in Metro Detroit, it opened for their own venture, ALT Powertrain Technologies.

"All of us fell in love with the electric transportation dream" says John D. Thomas, co-founder & CEO of ALTe Powertrain Technologies.

The 3-year-old company is developing range-extended plug-in electric hybrid powertrain for light commercial fleet vehicles. It has successfully installed its powertrain system in the Ford Econoline E350 van and Ford F-150 truck platforms. 

ALTe Powertrain Technologies recently signed a seven-year lease for 185,000-square-foot building Auburn Hills, which it plans to use for production and as its headquarters. The company has grown to 50 people, including a recently hired Oakland University intern. It has hired 18 people over the last year.

"If all goes well we will be launching our product by the end of the year," Thomas says.

Source: John D. Thomas, co-founder & CEO of ALTe Powertrain Technologies
Writer: Jon Zemke
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    4425 Purks Road
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    ALTe Powertrain Technologies uses advanced technology in the development of its range extended electric powertrains for a variety of vehicle applications based on the Company’s rolling electric platform. It is based in Auburn Hills.