In the several years prior to the formation of Vantage Power, two young engineers – Alexander Schey and Toby Schulz – built the world’s longest range electric car, and set a record by driving the longest road in the world — the 26,000km Pan-American Highway.
Not content with stopping there, Alex and Toby teamed up again in 2011 to start Vantage Power. Over the following eight years the company grew from two to a highly experienced and skilled team of 25, with a laser focus on developing highly innovative electrification and connectivity technologies.
Along the way, a number of industry firsts were achieved using Vantage Power technology, including the world’s first fleet of retrofitted hybrid buses – which entered service in London in 2017 – and a unique 25t triple-axle hybrid bus. Furthermore, a world-beating connectivity solution in the form of VPVision was developed, finding novel and exciting applications in the truck, bus, marine and rail industries.
In April 2019, Vantage Power was acquired by Allison Transmission – a global provider of commercial vehicle propulsion solutions. As a wholly owned subsidiary of Allison, Vantage Power is able to combine the strength and worldwide footprint of a major tier 1 supplier with the speed and agility of a high-tech growth company. Together we are united in our goals of delivering exceptional value to our customers and improving the way the world works.