The DOE has announced new awards of $18 million to five alternative fuel projects, four of them EV-related: Odyne Systems will receive $2.9 million to develop plug-in hybrid work trucks (class 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption during stationary operations. Blue Bird Body Company will receive $4.9 million… Read more »
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Odyne Systems has delivered six new plug-in hybrid trucks to Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility. The vehicles include three Terex Commander digger derricks, two Terex bucket trucks and an under-deck compressor vehicle with a Boss hydraulic lift and compressor. All six trucks were manufactured by Milwaukee-based DUECO, an independent provider of trucks for the utility… Read more »
One of the many benefits of a plug-in hybrid work truck is the ability to run power tools without the noise and stink of an idling diesel engine. Wisconsin-based Odyne Systems LLC sells a modular plug-in hybrid drive system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks that can be installed in a new vehicle or as a… Read more »
About 120 work trucks, to be used by various utilities and electric companies, will use plug-in hybrid power systems by Odyne Systems, using Johnson Controls’ batteries.
Wisconsin-based Odyne Systems, a specialist in hybrid technology for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, received support from the DOE in 2009 for a project to accelerate the development of PHEV systems. Five vehicles funded by the project have now been completed and delivered to customers by DUECO, Inc, the final-stage truck manufacturer. Three bucket trucks, equipped… Read more »
The new PHEVs, which were partially funded by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, are expected to deliver fuel efficiency of up to 50 percent per year over legacy diesel trucks.