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News   January 22, 2019   by Adam Malik

Spectra Premium partners with green tech company

Company will manufacture electric powertrain system for Ecotuned

Two Quebec companies are coming together for solutions in creating electric powertrain systems.

Spectra Premium and Ecotuned announced a manufacturing partnership at the International Montreal Auto Show recently.

Ecotuned is a designer of a unique electric powertrain system which is universal and reusable. It allows technology to be easily uninstalled and reused in another vehicle. Available as a conversion kit, the system can be installed quickly using simple tools at a repair shop.

The company said it has developed the only two-speed transmission on the market.

“This makes this system perfectly adapted to convert any light-duty Class 2 trucks to Class 4 medium-duty trucks,” the company said in a press release. “By only modifying the powertrain, Ecotuned’s technological solution offers a new alternative to quickly convert trucks without wasting previously invested capital in rolling stock.”

“Since the beginning of our discussions, the Spectra Premium team has established itself as the ideal partner for Ecotuned.”

— Andy Ta, Ecotuned

Andy Ta, founder and president at Ecotuned, said its products offer savings in operating and maintenance costs – that’s on top of the greenhouse gas emissions is also helps reduce from each vehicle.

“Since the beginning of our discussions, the Spectra Premium team has established itself as the ideal partner for Ecotuned. Their manufacturing expertise and production capabilities will enable us to increase the market penetration of our innovative solution,” he added.

The partnership will boost the production capacity of Ecotuned and allow it to open itself up to the North American market. Spectra will also offer its manufacturing expertise.

“Spectra Premium is proud and excited to join Ecotuned’s plans for transport electrification, a strategic focus for our company. This partnership will enable us to further develop our expertise in the transition toward electric powertrain which started with the development and manufacturing of hybrid power systems and is recognized by the automotive world’s major players,” said Spectra’s president and chief executive officer Jacques Mombleau.

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