Odyne Taps John Deere Electronic Solutions Inverters to Drive Electric Motors for Quiet, Efficient Work Sites
Original date: May 2014
Same System that Powers John Deere Equipment, Provides Power to Drive Electric Motors with Engine Off in the Odyne System, Delivering Zero Emission, Fuel Efficient Performance
Odyne Systems, LLC, May 7, 2014 – Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for trucks over 14,000 pounds, is working with John Deere Electronic Solutions, previously known as Phoenix International, as a key supplier, delivering customer value in an Odyne hybrid system using the JDES PD300 power inverter. The JDES power inverter drives a Remy electric motor, proven in over 2 billion road miles, both during drive time providing launch assist and at the job site with the engine off, allowing for quiet, zero emission, fuel efficient neighborhood operation. The application is an example of a high quality, highly durable component developed by John Deere Electronic Solutions for John Deere vehicles which has a great application in the work truck industry.
Odyne’s proprietary and patented hybrid technology combines reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology. The Odyne hybrid power system interfaces with Allison Transmission’s industry leading fully-automatic transmissions, Remy advanced electric propulsion motors with industry leading power density and efficiency, Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery technology and other robust, automotive quality components. The unique PTO (Power Take-off) interface provides a direct connection between the hybrid system and the transmission, enabling improved fuel efficiency. When the truck is driving, the Odyne hybrid system utilizes electric launch assist and regenerative braking to save fuel. When the truck is stationary, Odyne’s hybrid system powers most equipment for the entire work day with the engine off.
Sold through a worldwide distribution network, the Odyne hybrid system provides benefits for new and existing work trucks. The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, and depending on duty cycle, enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.
Odyne Systems has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for over 120 trucks for companies and governmental entities throughout North America in 2014.
Joe Dalum, President of Odyne Systems, said, “Odyne is pleased to work with John Deere’s Electronic Solutions team, which provides a quality inverter that is a key component within the greater Odyne hybrid system, which has been specifically designed to provide significant increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in overall emissions, providing unmatched advantages that help companies and communities meet sustainability objectives, lower costs and reduce worksite noise.”
About Odyne Systems, LLC
Odyne is a leader in hybrid drive systems for medium and heavy-duty vehicles. Odyne’s advanced plug-in hybrid 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 has fielded more plug-in hybrid trucks to fleets throughout the United States than any other supplier. Odyne systems are modular and can be applied to new or retrofitted to a wide range of work truck chassis in various applications. The systems are sold and serviced through a worldwide distribution network including Altec, DUECO and Terex Utilities. Odyne has also authorized Allison Transmission distributors to service Odyne systems across North America. For further information, visit us at www.odyne.com and follow us on Twitter @Odyne.
About Allison Transmission
Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,700 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.