What is EchoDrive?
EchoDrive is a revolutionary cost-reduction platform for converting fleet vehicles into highly fuel-efficient hybrids and plug-in hybrids. For the first time, fleet operators have an option to significantly reduce their operating expenses
How it Works
The EchoDrive platform enables existing vehicles to leverage grid power at a fraction of the cost of fossil fuels. By bolting on to the existing powertrain, EchoDrive virtually eliminates the operational and financial risk of other solutions and new vehicles.
During driving, EchoDrive applies that stored energy via the electric motor to assist the powertrain when the internal combustion engine is most inefficient, significantly reducing the workload of the engine and the use of fossil fuels. Like today’s hybrids, EchoDrive also recaptures energy typically lost through braking.
Short Term ROI
While other solutions claim a possible ROI in 6 years or more, EchoDrive targets a payback of 24 months or less, without the need for rich subsidies.
Modular Battery Pack
Our modular battery pack allows fleets to deploy just the amount of expensive batteries needed on each vehicle to shorten the payback period.
Ability to Rapidly Scale
By leveraging mostly off-the-shelf components from industry leading automotive suppliers, EchoDrive can scale to delivering hundreds-of-thousands of kits without manufacturing risk.
Broad Vehicle Deployment
Complete retrofit kits and new vehicles take significant design and regulatory approval. EchoDrive can be fitted on many vehicle models with adapter plates and brackets.
Low Risk to Fleet Operations
In the unlikely event of a component failure, the vehicle will simply revert to its pre-conversion operating capabilities. This eliminates the fear of unproven new technologies affecting operations. Predictable vehicle resale value.
New Financing Options
Because of EchoDrive’s short ROI, shared savings models and preapproved financing options allow cash-poor companies to benefit from day one.