WABASH, Indiana (Indiana's NewsCenter)--WABASH INDIANA HAS ALWAYS BEEN SOMETHING OF A CUTTING EDGE TOWN, BEST EXEMPLIFIED PERHAPS BACK IN 1880, WHEN WABASH BECAME THE FIRST ELECTRICALLY LIT CITY IN THE STATE, THANKS TO FOUR HUGE CARBON ARC LAMPS INSTALLED ON THE COURTHOUSE CUPOLA. SO IT’S NO SURPRISE WABASH WOULD BE ON THE FRONTLINE OF ELECTRICITY’S NEXT BIG BREAKTHROUGH.
Adam: There’s a hunger and a real market out there for electric cars and we’re gonna serve it at a price point that’s never been met before.
IN A BUILDING AT THE WABASH NORTH INDUSTRIAL PARK ENGINEERS ARE FABRICATING AMERICA’S CARS OF TOMORROW..TODAY.
Adam: This is a pure electric car it’s not a hybrid. You never have to go to the gas pump on this one.
CLEARFLEX AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGIES IS TAKING BRAND NEW CARS RIGHT FROM THE DEALERSHIP, LIKE THIS 2010 FORD FOCUS, SCRAPPING THE ENGINE, TRANSMISSION AND FUEL TANK, AND RETROFITTING THE CAR WITH AN ALL-ELECTRIC POWERPLANT AND BATTERY PACK. ADAM GOLDSTEIN OF CLEARFLEX SAYS HIS COMPANY DOESN’T WANT TO BUILD CARS, THEY WANT TO BUILD HI-TEK POWERSYSTEMS FOR CARS THAT SOMEONE ELSE HAS BUILT.
Adam: We’re gonna take perfectly good existing new cars from manufacturers like Ford GM, Toyota, Chrysler and we’re gonna have a platform for each of those manufacturers.
A NEW BATTERY SYSTEM DEVELOPED BY CLEARFLEX’S PARTNER, BULLDOG BATTERY OF WABASH, MAKES THESE ELECTRIC CARS POSSIBLE. RANGE IS ABOUT 80 TO 100 MILES ON A CHARGE AT A COST OF ABOUT 2-CENTS PER MILE..WITH A PRICE TAG 7-THOUSAND DOLLARS BELOW A NEW PRIUS. A TRANSPORTATION PACKAGE THESE ENTREPRENEURS THINK WILL PROVE IRRESISTABLE.
Adam: So we end up with some very tried and true technology combined in new ways to create a new product at a price point that has never been available to regular working people.
A WINNING FORMULA FROM A WINNING COMPANY..IN A TOWN THAT’S BEEN THERE BEFORE. ERIC OLSON OUT IN YOUR COUNTRY.
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