ST. JOSEPH COUNTY – A Central Indiana company announced its plan Friday to build plug-in hybrid work trucks at AM General. A vice president with the startup company, BRIGHT Automotive, says the plan is to bring 300 jobs to St. Joseph County by early 2013. But it’s not a done deal.
What’s happening at a laboratory in Anderson, Indiana could translate into hundreds of jobs at AM General.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to take an existing, beautiful facility with a well-trained work force and build our product there,” said Dave Lauzun, BRIGHT Automotive executive vice president of eSolutions, power train and advanced development.
BRIGHT wants our local work force to build the hybrid work truck that plugs in and uses electricity for the first 40 miles, then changes over to a gasoline engine after that.
“What’s so unique about our product is unlike a lot of other electric or hybrid electric vehicles out there, our vehicles saves the customer money every day they drive it,” Lauzun said.