This post brought to you by Echo Automotive. All opinions are 100% mine.
Even if environmental factors don’t enter into your equation when purchasing vehicles, the continually rising cost of fuel surely does. When buying a new vehicle, it’s easy to find a fuel-efficient or even a hybrid or electric vehicle that meets your needs. But what if you manage a fleet of vehicles? You can’t just trash all the old, inefficient ones and buy all new hybrids or plug-in electrics. EchoDrive, developed by Echo Automotive, is a revolutionary platform for converting existing fleet vehicles to hybrid plug-in vehicles to maximize your fuel efficiency. Best of all, the payback on your investment is 24-36 months.
Unlike other conversions, the EchoDrive is not a drive-train replacement. It’s an add-on system that adds energy to the power train. You’ll add compact, advanced, high-capacity lithium-ion batteries to your vehicle. These modular battery packs allow you to add just what you need to your specific vehicle to increase fuel efficiency and maximize the return on your investment. You’ll charge these batteries from the electrical power grid, which provides cleaner, cheaper power than the vehicle’s normal fuel. The EchoDrive system is integrated into your car’s systems, and it learns how best to feed in the extra power to minimize the use of fossil fuel and increase fuel efficiency by as much as 50%.
In addition to providing the EchoDrive, the team at Echo Automotive provides powerful tools to help you find your most cost effective solution for your fleet. Personnel at Echo have decades of experience in fields related to vehicle production and fleet operations, and their knowledge is available through their EchoSolutions program. Their capabilities in the fields of vehicle design, engineering, propulsion, energy storage, and vehicle conversion will guide you through taking the correct actions to transform your current vehicles into a more modern, fuel-efficient, cleaner fleet. Their consulting services can guide you through a single project or help you manage multi-part projects with multiple teams. They also have a network of colleagues that can provide additional expertise when needed.
There are a lot of commercial vehicles on the road every day, and these vehicles represent a huge investment for the company that operates them. I like that the EchoDrive system offers these companies a cost-effective method of changing their fleets to cleaner hybrid vehicles without having to dispose of vehicles with years of use still left in them. The company benefits from cheaper energy costs, and we all can benefit from the cleaner air. In addition to converting your fleet, you can learn about investing in this forward-thinking company through information Brought to you by the Chuck Hughes Microcap Report.