Fox-Rubin is new head of Hypercar
The Basalt company that is promoting and developing the technology for the next generation of automobiles promoted Jon Fox-Rubin from chief operating officer to president and CEO this week.
Fox-Rubin takes over the reins of Hypercar Inc. five years after he helped found the company. The founders first worked through Rocky Mountain Institute, a not-for-profit “think-and-do-tank” that eventually spun off the for-profit Hypercar Inc.
Hypercar is an advanced automotive technology company which aims to help create vehicles that achieve breakthrough fuel economy and low emissions without compromising safety, market attractiveness, affordability or driving performance.
Since Hypercar was established as its own entity, Fox-Rubin helped the company secure financing, develop a team and create the “Revolution,” the firm’s first concept vehicle. He formerly held the positions of vice president of business development and corporate secretary as well as COO.
Since the company’s inception, Fox-Rubin has helped it secure $7 million in equity finance to develop and market its advanced technologies. Hypercar is developing relationships and partnerships within the automotive industry to bring vehicles like the “Revolution” to market.
He earned three degrees in mechanical engineering – a B.S. with honors from CU-Boulder and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Massachusetts Institute of Technology at the Sloan Automotive Laboratory. Fox-Rubin was recently selected by the World Economic Forum as one of 36 “Technology Pioneers” of 2002. Technology pioneers are chief executives who are developing and applying the most innovative and transformational technologies throughout the world.
“I am excited about the company’s prospects as we enter our next stage of business and product development,” Fox-Rubin said in a statement. “We plan to lead the development of lightweight vehicle solutions, ones that will enable advanced fuel-cell drivetrains such as those promoted by the proposed U.S. government’s FreedomCar program.”
Support Local Journalism
Support Local Journalism
Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.
Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.
Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.
Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.
User Legend: Moderator Trusted User
Peter Arnold’s playing career ended after high school, but his time on the ice continues a few decades later. A longtime USA Hockey official and new Aspen resident, Arnold is searching for the next generation of hockey referees among the youth ranks here in the Roaring Fork Valley.