Our Story


Blu-Print Automotive was founded in April of 2009 by musician, surfer and environmentalist Lee Phillips. At an early age Lee had a passion for anything motorized. Growing up in Southern California in the 1960's and 70's, he had envisioned that we would all be driving EV's by the turn of the century. but in 2009 we were all still driving gasoline-powered vehicles. Then he saw the documentary film Who Killed the Electric Car! It had such a profound effect on Lee that he decided to start an automotive aftermarket company, specializing in custom high-performance electric vehicle solutions. With his extensive background in management, aerospace and the automotive aftermarket, he knew this skill set would be a perfect match for this new venture. Blu-Print Automotive was born! 


Enter EV guru Tony Rish! Lee and Tony teamed up in 2010. Tony holds a Bachelors Degree from Central Connecticut State University in Industrial Technology with a concentration in Electromechanical Technology. Tony was Professor of Alternative Fuel Vehicles in the Connecticut Community College system and has worked as a Toyota TTEN instructor. ​He has an extensive background in hybrid and electric vehicle design and has been a Master Certified Technician since 1996.

Jeremy Luchini is a mechanical engineer, vehicle builder and 3D design expert.

He specializes in new product development with a focus on large-scale

functional prototypes and composite tooling. After 20 years in the CAD

industry and leading several high-profile vehicle projects with SolidWorks

Corporation, he formed Luchini Design Inc. in 2014. He recently collaborated

with industry leaders in tech, manufacturing and transportation, including:

Factory Five Racing, Haulmark Motorcoach, Icon Aircraft, Featherlite Race

Trailers, Amazon Robotics, NVIDIA, Symmetrix Composites and now Blu-Print Automotive.

Today, our team is proud to provide hybrid & electric vehicle service & repairs, and custom designed high-performance EV solutions that produce the power you want, with the range you need, expertly installed in the vehicle of your choice.