Odyne’s Advanced Hybrid System Featured on a Ford Chassis Reduces Fuel Consumption by up to 50%.
Waukesha, WI, September 17, 2012 – Waukesha based Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium and heavy duty work trucks, is showcasing its advanced hybrid propulsion system mounted on a Ford F750 chassis in booth 709 at the HTUF show September 18-20 in Charlotte, NC. The Odyne booth will also feature a Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery pack that powers the hybrid system, delivering power to the truck attachments while also providing climate control to the cab. Odyne plug-in hybrid systems are designed to interface with a wide variety of truck mounted equipment, saving fuel, reducing emissions and providing quieter operation at the work site. Odyne’s plug-in system, driven through the Allison transmission, increases fuel efficiency and power while driving by using a rugged Remy electric motor in parallel with the existing drive train to provide launch assist and regenerative braking. At the job site, the Johnson Controls’ lithium-ion battery packs power work site applications.
“The Odyne Hybrid Power system delivers improved performance for medium and large work vehicles,” said Joe Dalum, President and Chief Executive Officer of Odyne Systems. “Odyne’s unique system helps reduce operating costs through higher efficiency, 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 Director of Sales, Matt Jarmuz, will be speaking at the conference on the Utility and Telecom Applications on Wednesday September 18th at 1:30pm.
Odyne will have a vehicle in the Ride and Drive on September 20th for attendees to test drive.
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 systems for work trucks to fleets throughout the United States than any other supplier. The company sells its unique modular hybrid system for new and retrofit applications direct to truck manufacturers and through a global distribution and service network. For further information, visit us at www.odyne.com and follow us on Twitter @Odyne.
HTUF is a national, multi-year, user-driven program to speed the commercialization of medium- and heavy-duty hybrid and high-efficiency technologies. It is operated by CALSTART in partnership with the U.S. Army National Automotive Center (NAC), with project support from the Hewlett Foundation and the Department of Energy. HTUF has been very successful in helping launch the first production of hybrid trucks and is credited with reducing product development time by up to two years.