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Efficient Drivetrains builds electric Freightliner utility truck

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newly available Freightliner M2 truck rounds out EDI’s portfolio of Class 3 to 6 zero-emission utility vehicles.

The new utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain. According to EDI, it delivers over 25 miles of electric range and reduces emissions by up to 80% compared to conventional utility vehicles.

EDI’s utility vehicles offer an optional exportable power capacity, which ranges from 75 to 160 kW. The vehicle’s on-board batteries can power a neighborhood, eliminating planned and unplanned outages or providing emergency backup power in the event of a natural disaster, with no noise or emissions.

“This new vehicle is the most powerful and versatile hybrid truck in the industry,” said EDI CEO Joerg Ferchau. “When combining its strong zero-emissions performance with the ability to eliminate jobsite engine idle for an entire 10-hour shift and also having an option for exporting enough AC power to eliminate tow-behind generators, you end up with an ideal electrified work truck solution.”


Source: Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.


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