Odyne Systems, LLC celebrates 11 years of as a part of the vehicle electrification and hybrid industry. Odyne’s plug-in hybrid system uses energy from an advanced battery system to improve efficiency and power during driving, according to the manufacturer. The system operates quietly in an all-electric mode at the work site, and is recharged using cleaner domestically produced electricity from the grid.
The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control, and energy storage technology. The system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, and can enable large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.
Odyne continues to deliver the only plug-in hybrid systems on medium- and heavy-duty trucks that improve fuel efficiency both while driving and at the work site, the company noted. The trucks delivered with Odyne plug-in hybrid systems feature advanced grid capabilities to charge the hybrid batteries at the most opportune time, reducing charging costs and excess demand on the utility grid.
The Odyne hybrid system interfaces with the Allison 1000-4000 transmissions to provide launch assist and regenerative braking while driving for improved fuel economy. Odyne systems are modular and can be applied to a wide range of work truck chassis in various applications, including existing trucks. Additionally, Odyne systems are capable of supporting 6 – 18kW of exportable power (versus 3kW on many other hybrid systems), providing plenty of power for almost any job – even air compressors and jackhammers.
Odyne has developed more than 400 plug-in hybrid systems for trucks in the utility industry and governmental entities throughout North America.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online