Posts Tagged: Efficient Drivetrains

Cummins, the diesel engine powerhouse, has had a busy year expanding its EV systems development

Cummins is a huge presence in the diesel engine market around the globe. The company designs, manufactures and sells billions of dollars’ worth of diesel engines (and some engines powered by “alternative fuels” such as natural gas). Ranging from 2.8 to 95 liters, the company’s engines are found in nearly every type of vehicle and… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains introduces new electric drivetrain for Type A school buses

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), which recently announced a plan to be acquired by Cummins, has introduced its EDI PowerDrive 4000ev, suited for Type-A school buses. The Class 4 offering rounds out the company’s electric school bus solution portfolio for the North American market, which now includes Types C, D, and A. With a captive ridership… Read more »

Cummins acquires powertrain provider Efficient Drivetrains

Heavy-duty engine specialist Cummins (NYSE: CMI) has announced plans to acquire Silicon Valley-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a producer of hybrid and electric powertrain solutions for commercial vehicles that has often been featured in Charged. Cummins has been investigating the possibilities of electrification for a decade, but has been turning up the voltage over the… Read more »

DOE selects Efficient Drivetrains to provide drivetrains for electric school buses

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has been selected as the electric drivetrain provider for a $4.4-million DOE program that aims to accelerate the adoption of alternative fuel vehicles. School buses are the largest mass transit segment in the country, carrying twice the number of passengers as the entire US transit and rail segments. As part of… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains delivers electric bus powertrains to Golden Dragon in China

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has fulfilled its largest order of all-electric buses for Golden Dragon in China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000EV system was integrated into a fleet of 18 Golden Dragon 10.5-meter buses, which will run on urban and rural routes around the city of Nantong, China. The EDI PowerDrive 6000 received Chinese government certification… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains’ PowerDrive 8000 electrification kit for Class 8 trucks

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has expanded its PowerDrive product family to include a heavy-duty offering suitable for Class 8 vehicles. EDI will offer its PowerDrive 8000 series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to quickly bring heavy-duty electrified vehicle offerings to market. EDI’s medium-duty PowerDrive 6000 and 7000 series products… Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains to provide plug-in bus powertrains to 4 Chinese OEMs

Four separate Chinese OEMs have selected a plug-in hybrid drivetrain made by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) to integrate into their 8- and 12-meter buses. EDI will supply its EDI PowerDrive 6000 system, along with the EDI PowerSuite vehicle control software, to Shaanxi Automotive; Ankai; Xiamen Jinlong; and Yaxing Motors. Government regulations in China are driving… Read more »

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… Read more »

PG&E PHEV will help keep the lights on during power outages

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) have unveiled a new Class 6 PHEV utility truck with exportable power capacity that can be used to manage both planned and unplanned outages. The plug-in hybrid drivetrain offers an electric range of 50 miles, and reduces emissions by 80 percent compared to legacy vehicles…. Read more »

Efficient Drivetrains expands California facility to support 5,000 drivetrains per year

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a provider of hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, will be moving its Dixon, California vehicle engineering and support operations into a new 10,000-square-foot space in February. The expansion will support the manufacturing of up to 5,000 drivetrains annually, as well as large numbers of vehicle engineering and upfit projects. The company… Read more »