Bright Automotive is only one year old but creating a flutter world around. Part of the reason is its fancy origin in RMI and the aura of its celebrity CEO John Waters.
John Waters for the tech wizard who invented the battery pack system for General Motors electric vehicle which met an unfortunate end in 1999.
From my sources inside the company, I have come to know that the machine has been designed and built from scratch.
The components used are light weight, conform to aerodynamic shapes, low weight tires etc. But the icing on the cake is the sophisticated state of the art battery and drive train systems.
The whole package has been designed such that every component has an efficient effective reasoning behind it. Like for instance, using state of the art innovative tires in themselves can reduce the fuel usage.Â Similarly they are working on material to replace the body of the car which is at present being built by steel. Using the light weight high tech material would further improve the efficiency of the car.
As far as the car battery is concerned, they are still looking around for the best viable option. And by looking around, I mean not just US or Canada, but all over the world. Some of those Koreans or Indian engineers have done fantastic work from which the Americans can learn from.
But its a shame that we are living through times where Americans can afford to make such a statement. We need America to be the powerhouse of R&D and design and technology. We certainly don’t want this country to be looking elsewhere for cutting edge technology needs.