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For Hybrid Electrification of Class 5 to 8 Non-Tactical Vehicles

Pewaukee, WI – Odyne Systems, LLC announces it has been selected by AFWERX for a SBIR Phase II in the amount of $1,250,000.00 focused on Hybrid Electrification Technology for medium and heavy-duty Non-Tactical Vehicles (NTV) to address the most pressing challenges in the Department of the Air Force (DAF). The Air Force Research Laboratory and AFWERX have partnered to streamline the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) process by accelerating the small business experience through faster proposal to award timelines, changing the pool of potential applicants by expanding opportunities to small business and eliminating bureaucratic overhead by continually implementing process improvement changes in contract execution. The DAF began offering the Open Topic SBIR/STTR program in 2018 which expanded the range of innovations the DAF funded and now on February 23, 2024, Odyne Systems will start its journey to create and provide innovative capabilities that will strengthen the national defense of the United States of America.

Joe Dalum, CEO of Odyne Systems, LLC commented, “Odyne is excited for the opportunity with Department of Air Force to develop and demonstrate Non-Tactical Vehicle fleet electrification as an opportunity to improve mission resiliency while reducing fuel consumption and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of its NTV fleet.”

(Mandatory disclaimer) “The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Air Force, the Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.”

About Odyne Systems, LLC Odyne is a leader in the electrification of medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Odyne’s advanced plug-in technology enables trucks over 14,000 pounds to have substantially lower fuel consumption, lower emissions, improved performance, quieter job site operation, and reduced operating and maintenance costs. Odyne’s zero-emissions evAPU systems eliminate the need for generators, and its ePTO and hybrid systems are approved to operate with transmissions from Allison Transmission and are sold directly to vehicle manufacturers or to fleets. Odyne has
authorized selected Allison Transmission distributors to service Odyne systems across North America. For further information, visit

About AFRL
The Air Force Research Laboratory is the primary scientific research and development center for the Department of the Air Force. AFRL plays an integral role in leading the discovery,
development, and integration of affordable warfighting technologies for our air, space and cyberspace force. With a workforce of more than 12,500 across nine technology areas and 40 other
operations across the globe, AFRL provides a diverse portfolio of science and technology ranging from fundamental to advanced research and technology development. For more information, visit

As the innovation arm of the DAF and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory, AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address
the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 370 military, civilian and contractor personnel at five hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019,
AFWERX has executed 6,028 new contracts worth more than $4 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability. For more
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Company Press Contact:
James Howay
Odyne Systems, LLC