Oakridge Battery Breakthrough Appears To Be Vaporware

A few days ago, I wrote a story based upon a press release about Oakridge Global Energy Solutions, which claims it has created a battery for a tractor trailer that can haul an 80,000 load up to 400 miles on a single charge.

Battery Powered tractor trailerSeveral readers questioned the accuracy of that report. They pointed out the trucking company involved has no website and apparently employs less than 5 people according to an internet search. I attempted to contact Oakridge using an e-mail link in the press release and by using the contact form on their website. I got no response to the first. The Contact Us link was inoperative.

I have to conclude that this new technology is vaporware. The only thing I have learned is that Oakridge has a very cool website. If I learn more about this so-called “breakthrough,” I will share it with you.

Steve Hanley

Closely following the transition from internal combustion to electricity. Whether it's cars, trucks, ships, or airplanes, sustainability is the key. Please follow me on Google + and Twitter.