Odyne has developed plug-in hybrid systems
that enable trucks that weigh more than 14,000 pounds to
have lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, improved
performance, quieter work site operation and reduced
operating and maintenance costs.
CITY OF PEWAUKEE
– The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded a $45.4 million
contract to Odyne Systems, LLC, to further develop hybrid systems
for large trucks.
The award is to be
invested in developing and deploying plug-in hybrid systems for
trucks throughout North America. According to a company statement,
the DOE wants to advance hybrid technology and accelerate the
commercialization process in the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle
contract granted to Odyne Systems, LLC by the Electric Power
Research Institute, directs funding from DOE’s Transportation
Electrification initiative, the South Coast Air Quality Management
District of California and other parties in a cost share arrangement
with users toward the development and supply of advanced plug-in
hybrid and Smart Grid/Smart Charging technology for trucks more than
14,000 pounds, according to the statement.
contract is very significant and will put the advantages of hybrid
systems for large trucks to work in communities throughout the
country,” said Joe Dalum, president of Odyne Systems, LLC. “We
look forward to working with EPRI, the DOE, and AQMD and our supply
partners as we bring the benefits of the latest advancements in
plug-in hybrid systems to a wide variety of fleets across North
America. We also anticipate that the award will accelerate
wide-scale use of our hybrid systems. Our partnership with leading
suppliers leverages U.S. investment in battery and component
technology and facilitates high volume production.”
120 Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid systems will be installed on
vehicles for partners in the program. Odyne has already developed
plug-in hybrid systems that enable trucks that weight more than
14,000 pounds to have lower fuel consumption, lower emissions,
improved performance, quieter work site operation and reduced
operating and maintenance costs, according to the company.
systems are sold through a worldwide distribution network including
Altec, DUECO, and Terex Utilities.