Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Odyne Systems, LLC Selected for Nationwide Deployment of Hybrid Power Truck System by DOE

August 07, 2013

Waukesha, Wis. based Odyne Systems, LLC, a manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks, will be showcasing its advanced hybrid propulsion system in booth 4324 at the International Construction & Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE) 2013 show October 1-3 in Louisville, Ky. Odyne was recently selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy award to develop and deploy over 120 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks throughout North America.

The plug-in hybrid system on display at ICUEE, shown on an International 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. According to Odyne, the plug-in hybrid truck system reduces fuel consumption by up to 50 percent, 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 job site, the Odyne hybrid plug-in battery system, featuring Johnson Control’s lithium-ion battery packs, provides all day hybrid power on the job, according to the company.

Odyne Systems is being developed in coordination with investment partner Allison Transmission, a 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.

The Odyne propulsion system is based upon unique and patented technology. Odyne holds 6 U.S. patents and 2 international patents in the hybrid field and another 20 patents are pending. Odyne was the winner of the National Truck Equipment Association 2013 Green Award. Odyne plug-in hybrid systems will also be on display in Ford booth N-1014 and Allison Transmission booth L-465.

For further information about Odyne Systems, visit www.odyne.com.

For further information about Allison Transmission, visit www.allisontransmission.com.

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