Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Is Odyne Systems, LLC associated with Odyne Corporation, ODYC?
Odyne Systems, LLC has no relationship with Odyne Corporation which is listed as ODYC on the OTC Pink Sheet.
What does the name "Odyne" mean?
The name "Odyne" represents the combination of “O” for optimal and “dyne” for power or force. Odyne’s hybrid system for medium and heavy duty trucks represents the best hybrid power solution for large trucks.
Fuel Savings/Reduced Emissions
What is the estimated fuel savings?
A standard Class 7 (26,001-33,000 pounds) chassis uses approximately one gallon per hour while idling. While the truck is in all electric PTO mode at the work site, savings of 1.3 gallons per hour could be realized. This efficiency results in annual fuel savings of up to 50%.
What type of emissions savings are available from the PHEV system?
While the engine is running, the hybrid launch assist system reduces the amount of engine acceleration torque required which, in turn, reduces the amount of emissions produced. While the unit is in PTO mode and the equipment is running in the all electric mode (ePTO), the chassis emits no pollution.
Does the truck HAVE to be plugged in?
No! Plugging in the vehicle is recommended, but optional. The engine has the capability to recharge the batteries at any time during the operation of the vehicle. This feature permits use of the unit in remote locations where access to external power may not be available. When not recharged through the grid, the unit operates as a traditional hybrid. During longer operation, the engine has the ability to recharge the batteries decreasing down time. However, recharging using “off-peak” external power is less expensive, cleaner and more environmentally friendly.
What happens if I do not bring the truck back to the garage and cannot plug the truck in overnight?
The PHEV system has three types of charging methods. The first method is to plug the unit in and use electric grid power. The second method occurs if the battery is running low while the equipment is operating or the vehicle is being driven: the gasoline or diesel engine will recharge the batteries to sustain a minimum level of charge. The final method occurs while the vehicle is braking: the batteries will be recharged via regenerative braking.
Will I need to stop in the middle of a job to wait for the truck to recharge?
No, the charge is seamless. When the battery runs to 5% state of charge, the truck will automatically start the engine and charge the hybrid battery up to 30% state of charge. The operator can continue to operate the equipment and will not notice a difference in the equipment's operation, but will only hear the truck's engine starting and running on diesel fuel for approximately 15 minutes to obtain the 30% state of charge. Once the state of charge reaches 30%, the truck will then turn off the engine automatically and return to all electric mode.
How long will I need to plug the truck in to recharge, if the batteries were depleted?
The battery charge time for a 28.4 kWh system is approximately 8 hours with 30A-220 volt supply, 20 hours with 20A-110 volt supply.
The battery charge time for a 14.2 kWh system is approximately 4 hours with 30A-220 volt supply, 10 hours with 20A-110 volt supply.
What electric service is needed to recharge the batteries?
Service required is a single phase, 30A-220 volt supply or 20A-110 volt supply.
Will different battery options be available?
The battery options are a single 14.2 kWh Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery or two 14.2 kWh Johnson Controls lithium-ion batteries for a total of 28.4 kWh. Each battery pack is sized and located to suit the hybrid truck application. Johnson Controls is the exclusive supplier of lithium-ion batteries for Odyne hybrid systems.
What is the warranty on the batteries and hybrid system?
Odyne provides a standard limited warranty and a nationwide service network. Please call (262) 544-8405 for details.
How often do you have to replace the batteries?
The batteries have a design life of 10 years.
On what type of chassis can the PHEV system be mounted?
The minimally intrusive Odyne advanced hybrid system is a modular design that is OEM compatible and can be up-fitted onto just about any type of chassis that has a standard PTO opening. Our advanced hybrid system is a parallel hybrid system that does not require the standard chassis to be modified; the original chassis driveline remains intact. See examples on our applications page.
If the electric hybrid system is not operating, will the vehicle chassis still function with just the vehicle's engine?
Yes, if the electric hybrid system is not operating, the vehicle will still function powered by conventional mode.
What type of equipment can be used with the PHEV system?
Any hydraulically mounted equipment that requires a PTO can be used with the existing PHEV system. This includes aerial devices ranging from 29’ to 60’ working heights as well as digger derricks, air compressors, hydraulic cranes and other applications that require work site stationary power such as trucks with generators or compressors.
Will the hybrid installation allow the customer to achieve front and rear axle payloads?
The hybrid system with a single battery pack adds approximately 1,200 lbs to the chassis and a dual battery pack system adds approximately 1,800 lbs to the chassis. Odyne can configure a unit that meets your existing payload capacity while still remaining in a similar size chassis.
Can the PHEV system include a GPS system to track data and location?
Using a data acquisition system, we can provide GPS and data tracking. These systems provide access to real time updates and past performance data via a secure website. Fleet operation management can view information to ensure the vehicle is working properly and meeting efficiency goals.
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