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Yesterday Echo Automotive, Inc. announced plans to extend its EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system to GM 2500 and 3500 vans, including the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana, model years 2010-2014. Production is expected to commence in the first quarter of 2015. Echo describes itself as a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective aftermarket addition of fuel-efficient […]

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Echo Automotive, Inc. announced end of May it has joined Calstart, North America’s advanced transportation technologies consortium, with the goal of accelerating awareness and adoption of bolt-on hybrid solutions. Echo is a developer of technologies enabling the cost-effective conversion of existing vehicles into hybrids and plug-in hybrids, Calstart is described by Echo as an industry […]

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Greg Ballard, mayor of the City of Indianapolis, took a personal test drive of an EchoDrive equipped Ford E-250 hybrid demonstration vehicle after a meeting with Echo Automotive, Inc. executives. As head of the country’s 11th largest city, Ballard signed an executive order in December requiring Indianapolis to replace its nearly 500 non-police vehicle fleet […]

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