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International business leader and EV expert to drive company’s strategic vision and continued growth

ALAMEDA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wrightspeed, a leading manufacturer of range-extended electric powertrains for heavy local transport, today announced the appointment of Alan Dowdell as vice president of business development. Dowdell is an international business leader and will lead the buildout of Wrightspeed’s strategic vision, focus on the creation of new partnerships and drive new resources to expand and grow the organization.

“Alan Dowdell shares our vision for cleaner, more efficient urban transportation,” said Kevin Landis, chairman, Wrightspeed. “His breadth of EV knowledge and successful track record of securing key strategic partnerships will continue to propel our company forward and position Wrightspeed for further success.”

Alan Dowdell is an EV expert with more than 24 years of technology-focused international business development and general management experience. He previously served as VP of business development and strategic partnerships at ChargePoint, the world’s largest network of electric vehicle charging stations. There he led initiatives on autonomous vehicles and fleets, smart cities, and energy management, while also overseeing and closing two acquisitions over an eight-month period. Most recently, Dowdell led the energy and transportation practice at 19Y Advisors, helping companies craft and execute strategic business plans and alliances.

“In my career, I’ve worked to help build an infrastructure to power the future of electric transportation,” said Alan Dowdell, VP of business development, Wrightspeed. “Now with Wrightspeed, I have the opportunity to directly bring electric vehicles to the road, with a particular emphasis on those urban transport vehicles that create the most pollution.”

Wrightspeed has designed an efficient range-extended electric vehicle powertrain. Built for short-haul operations on urban streets, Wrightspeed technology is powering frequent-stop, heavy-duty vehicles such as garbage, delivery and construction trucks, as well as buses. The company is engaging with fleet operators and municipalities worldwide to make a global environmental impact.

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About Wrightspeed Inc.

Wrightspeed Inc. is a leading manufacturer of range-extended electric powertrains for heavy local transport. Its flagship product, the Route™, was designed to transcend commercial truck efficiency and performance, providing unlimited range and dramatically reduced fuel costs. Located in Silicon Valley, Wrightspeed aims to revolutionize the trucking industry with the future generation of efficient vehicle solutions across product and market segments. For more information about Wrightspeed, visit and follow on Twitter at @GOWrightspeed.

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