Bright Automotive, an Indiana-based electric-hybrid automaker, is looking to fill 29 open positions at its Rochester Hills technical center.
“We hope to have as many as 250 high-tech jobs between Rochester Hills and Anderson, Indiana,” says Jason Vines, a spokesperson for Bright Automotive, adding most of those jobs will be located in Metro Detroit.
Bright Automotive is developing the IDEA concept vehicle, a new plug-in electric hybrid commercial vehicle for fleet customers. The IDEA will maximize fuel efficiency by using lightweight materials, aerodynamics, system operating efficiencies, and powertrain performance.
Vines says the three-year-old start-up, which employ 60 people, mostly in Michigan, is ready to begin ramping up production but is awaiting federal approval of a U.S. Dept of Energy loan worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Once that loan comes through, Bright Automotive expects to begin ramping up development and production of the IDEA and the hires to go with it.
“We’re creating American jobs in America,” Vines says.
Source: Jason Vines, spokesperson for Bright Automotive
Writer: Jon Zemke
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