Odyne’s Joe Dalum Presents an Understanding of Fleet PHEV Options for Medium- and Heavy-Duty Trucks at Plug-in 2014
Presentation Helps Answer the Question: Is a Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle System a Good Fit For Your Truck Fleet?
Odyne Systems, Waukesha, WI – August 7, 2014— Joe Dalum, President and CEO of Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy- duty work trucks, delivered a presentation explaining the plug-in electric vehicle technology options for truck fleets on July 28 at Plug-in 2014 in San Jose, CA.
Dalum’s presentation discussed the medium- and heavy-duty truck market, fleet strategy, vehicle duty cycles, and how to select the best Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) solution. The presentation explained technologies for medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that reduce emissions, increase fuel efficiency, decrease engine idle time/wear and support sustainability.
During his presentation, Odyne’s president stressed the importance of duty cycle data acquisition and analysis as an excellent means to determine if a PHEV system is a good fit for a fleet’s vehicle use strategy. Dalum discussed the Green Truck Association’s Hybrid Work Truck Payback Worksheet and other considerations such as EPAct credits, work site safety, and ROI. He added other factors when comparing a hybrid, ePTO or PHEV solution, including warranty, safety, performance and applications.
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 large trucks throughout the United States than any other supplier. Odyne systems are modular and are integrated to powertrains during the new vehicle manufacturing process or are retrofit to existing 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 selected 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.