FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

General

Odyne Systems, LLC has no relationship with Odyne Corporation which is listed as ODYC on the OTC Pink Sheet.

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

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%.

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.

Battery/Charging

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.

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.

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.

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.

Service required is a single phase, 30A-220 volt supply or 20A-110 volt supply.

The battery options are a single 11.7 kWh Torqeedo lithium-ion battery or two 11.7 kWh Torqeedo lithium-ion batteries for a total of 23.4 kWh. Each battery pack is sized and located to suit the hybrid truck application. Torqeedo is the exclusive supplier of lithium-ion batteries for Odyne hybrid systems.

Odyne provides a standard limited warranty and a nationwide service network. Please call (262) 544-8405 for details.

The batteries have a design life of 10 years.

Chassis/Equipment

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.

Yes, if the electric hybrid system is not operating, the vehicle will still function powered by conventional mode.

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.

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.

Data Acquisition

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.

For any additional questions, see our contact us page, email us at inquiries@odyne.com or contact your Odyne representative today!