WAUKESHA, WI – Odyne Systems has been awarded a $2.9 million Department of Energy cost-shared project aimed at further advancing hybrid systems in commercial truck applications. Co-funding will come from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in California.
Odyne Systems, based in Wisconsin, is a leader in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
Through the project, Odyne will install seven of the company’s hybrid power systems into bucket trucks and underground utility trucks. These vehicles will be used in normal fleet operations across the United States.
Odyne said it plans to work closely with one of its largest distributors, Terex Utilities, and its supply partner Remy Motors on the project.
Odyne will also use project funds to further develop hybrid technology and evaluate the performance of demonstrator vehicles using the company’s advanced plug-in hybrid systems. The project is expected to extend use of the Odyne advanced hybrid power system into the greater Los Angeles area. Two of the vehicles will be deployed there.
“We are excited to deploy our newest hybrid technology into the California market and look forward to working with Los Angeles County, the largest county in the U.S., and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, the largest municipal utility in the country, who have agreed to participate in the project,” said Joe Dalum, president of Odyne Systems.
Odyne has developed hybrid technology that combines reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology with Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, modular Johnson Controls-Saft battery systems and other automotive quality components.