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One of the Tesla Motors co-founders – that’s right, it didn’t spring solely from the belly of the Musk beast – is in the news these days with a venture to electrify commercial trucks.

Ian Wright is an engineer who left Tesla in 2005. Breaking Energy did a deep dive into the Wrightspeed technology a couple of months ago and now the Associated Press is out with a big feature on the company. And while Elon Musk and Tesla Motors work at changing the world in their own high-profile way, Ian Wright thinks he might be a step ahead.

“I think what they’ve done is absolutely fantastic, but what we’re doing is the next thing. It’s even better.” –Ian Wright, in the AP story, “Tesla Motors Co-Founder Wants to Electrify Commercial Trucks”