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
Originally posted on Government Fleet