Sunday, October 6, 2013

Odyne Systems Hybrid Power Truck System Selected for Nationwide Deployment by the DOE Showcased at ICUEE and Plug-In

Odyne’s Advanced Hybrid Propulsion System Featured at ICUEE and the Plug-in Conference Provides All Day Power, Reducing Fuel Consumption by Up To 50%

Waukesha, WI – October 1, 2013 — Waukesha based Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty work trucks and winner of the NTEA 2013 Green
Award, is displaying its advanced hybrid propulsion system at both the ICUEE 2013 show in
Louisville, Kentucky (October 1-3) and at the Plug-in Conference (September 30 – October 3) in San Diego this week.  Of interest to show attendees is news that Odyne was recently selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy over 120 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America. The program strongly positions Odyne for high volume sales of its enhanced system. 

The plug-in hybrid system on display at ICUEE, featured on an International chassis, and at Plug-In, on a Ford F750 chassis, is designed to interface with a wide variety of truck mounted equipment, saving fuel, reducing emissions and providing quieter operation at the work site.  Odyne’s plug-in hybrid truck system reduces fuel consumption by up to 50%, depending on application.  It also increases power while driving by using a rugged Remy electric motor in parallel with the existing drive train to provide launch assist and regenerative braking. At the worksite, the Odyne hybrid plug-in battery system, featuring Johnson Control’s lithium-ion battery packs, provides all day hybrid power on the job. 

Joe Dalum, President of Odyne Systems, LLC commented during a press conference September 30 at Plug-In, “We are excited to be introducing several recent developments that are continually advancing hybrid and truck electrification technology. Odyne’s worksite ePTO functionality and enhanced transmission propulsion interface, developed in coordination with Allison Transmission, Odyne’s investment partner, provide unique benefits during both driving and stationary operations.  Odyne had increased standard exportable power from the hybrid batteries by 60% to help eliminate the use of separate generators, incorporated state-of-the-art telematics as standard equipment, and improved overall hybrid efficiency in comparison to earlier systems.  The recent award from the DOE is very significant and will put the advantages of hybrid systems for large trucks to work in communities throughout North America.  We also anticipate that the award will accelerate wide-scale use of our hybrid systems.” 

Odyne, a leader in innovation, holds 6 U.S. patents and 2 international patents in the hybrid field and another 20 patents are pending.


About Odyne Systems, LLC
Odyne is a leader in hybrid drive systems for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. Odyne’s advanced plug-in hybrid technology enables trucks over 14,000 pounds to have substantially lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, improved performance, quieter work site operation and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Odyne has produced more plug-in hybrid systems for large trucks than any other supplier in the U.S. The company sells its unique modular hybrid system for new and retrofit applications direct to truck manufacturers and through a global distribution and service network. The name Odyne represents the combination of “O” for Optimal and “dyne” for Force.  Odyne’s hybrid system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks represents the best hybrid power solution for large trucks.  For further information, visit us at www.odyne.com and follow us on Twitter @Odyne.


About Allison Transmission 
Allison Transmission is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully-automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, medium- and heavy-tactical U.S. military vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for transit buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including on-highway trucks (distribution, refuse, construction, fire and emergency), buses (primarily school and transit), motor homes, off-highway vehicles and equipment (primarily energy and mining) and defense vehicles (wheeled and tracked). Founded in 1915, the Allison business is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.A. and employs approximately 2,800 people. Allison has manufacturing facilities and customization centers located in China, The Netherlands, Brazil, India and Hungary. With a global presence, serving customers in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, South America, and Africa, Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. More information about Allison is available at www.allisontransmission.com.

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