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Efficient Drivetrains Unveils Plug-In Frieghtliner Utility Truck

March 09, 2017

Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.
Photo courtesy of Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into the Freightliner platform. The newly available Freightliner M2 truck rounds out EDI's portfolio of Class 3 to 6 zero-emission utility vehicles with exportable power option.

The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering more than 25 miles of all-electric driving, an additional 300 miles of range in hybrid modes, and an up to 80% reduction in emissions compared to conventional utility vehicles. The truck is made for both city and highway driving, extends driving ranges with two high-efficiency hybrid modes, and eliminates jobsite engine idle for more than 8 hours.

An additional feature of EDI's utility vehicles is the optional exportable power capacity, ranging from 75-160 kW. Using the on-board batteries, the vehicle can power a neighborhood, eliminate planned and unplanned outages, and provide emergency backup power in the event of a natural disaster. The Freightliner M2 features 120kW of exportable power, and enables a utility to run the vehicle in anti-idle zones, during late hours and job site tool with zero engine idling, no noise, fumes, or emissions.

The Freightliner utility truck will be on display March 15-17th at the NTEA work truck show in the Freightliner booth

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