Plug-in Electric Vehicle Technology
The Odyne Parallel Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV)
Odyne understands that work trucks with driving cycles featuring a high percentage of starting and stopping and extended periods of work site idle time using PTO functions would gain the most benefits from a parallel plug-in hybrid system.
The design of the Odyne plug-in hybrid system increases fuel efficiency while driving, by using an electric motor in parallel with the existing drive train, providing launch assist and regenerative braking. Once at the work site, vehicles are able to function without using engine power; instead, using our hybrid plug-in system to operate work site applications.
Our battery system associated with the plug-in hybrid system can be recharged three different ways:
- By Plugging In: Plug in the vehicle using electric utility grid energy.
- By Regenerative Braking: Allows the electric motor generator to slow the vehicle and use that 'captured' energy to recharge the battery system.
- By Engine Recharge in the Field: When the battery system is depleted to its maximum allowable level at the work site, the engine automatically starts and recharges the system to a higher level. The engine then turns off. Truck-mounted equipment continues to operate without interruption during the recharging process.
The Odyne system was designed to maximize work site up-time by providing redundant power for the truck-mounted equipment. The system can be manually switched between hybrid mode and standard PTO operation.
Fleet managers may prefer a certain type of chassis, fuel type, or vehicle application configuration. Since the Odyne system was designed without any changes to an OEM engine or transmission, Odyne’s plug-in hybrid system can be used on many work truck platforms, including bucket trucks, digger derricks, or air compressor truck applications.
Odyne integrates the electric power conversion, controls, and energy storage systems with a range of standard components, including electric motors, drives, and storage batteries. This includes:
- Vehicle Monitoring & Control System (VMCS)
- Stored Energy System (SES)
- Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) (optional)
- Traction Drive System (TDS)
- Charge Port System (CPS)
- 12-Volt Power System Auxiliary Power Inverter