Efficient Drivetrains offers OEM developer kit for plug-in hybrid solutions

Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains Inc. (EDI) supplies electrified powertrains for a wide range of commercial vehicles. Now the company has added an electrification kit for OEMs to its product line.

The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a framework to rapidly develop PHEV solutions. Electrification kits include a drivetrain (EDI PowerDrive); vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuite); and training and support infrastructure.

The Power2E option adds the capability to export power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

EDI says that its PowerDrive system is less complex, more efficient, and lighter than competitors’ offerings. The inline form factor is designed to make it easy to integrate the drivetrain into any light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicle design.

EDI is now offering evaluation kits for vehicle manufacturers, including telematics for vehicle analytics and fleet monitoring. Initial evaluation systems have been installed by six OEMs in the US and Asia.

“Moving into mass production of our drivetrain solutions is the next phase of EDI’s business strategy,” said CEO Joerg Ferchau. “As OEMs struggle to build solutions quick enough to comply with regulations, EDI’s drivetrain and control software solutions are ideally suited to help them comply in the shortest timeframe possible.”

 

Source: Efficient Drivetrains