April 21st, 2009
By Clint Williams
Green Right Now
Bright Automotive, launched just last year, rolled out a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid vehicle on Tuesday that doesn’t just get an estimated 100 miles per gallon — it gets 100 mpg hauling a bunch of stuff.
The “IDEA” isn’t some cramped commuter car. It’s a 21st Century panel van designed for commercial fleet use with 180 cubic foot cargo capacity and a 2,000 pound payload.
The vehicle was designed specifically for commercial fleet use, said John E. Waters, CEO and President of Bright Automotive, at the unveiling in Washington D.C.