Drivetrain Supplied for Zero-Emissions Utility Truck

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Posted: Tuesday, March 14, 2017 8:14 pm | Updated: 9:39 am, Wed Mar 15, 2017.

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Efficient Drivetrains, Inc., a provider of advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, announced the completion of the integration of its EDI PowerDrive technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner. The newly available Freightliner M2 truck rounds out EDI’s portfolio of Class-3 to 6 zero-emissions utility vehicles with exportable power option.

The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering more than 25+ miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of range in hybrid modes, and reduces emissions by up to 80 percent when compared to conventional utility vehicles. The new Freightliner utility truck operates as a powerful, all electric zero emissions vehicle for both city and highway driving situations, extends driving ranges with two high efficiency hybrid modes, and eliminates job site engine idle for well more than 8 hours.

Another industry-differentiator on EDI’s utility vehicles is the optional exportable power capacity, ranging from 75-160 kW. By harnessing the power of the on-board batteries, the vehicle can power a neighborhood, eliminate planned and unplanned outages, and provide emergency backup power in the event of a natural disaster. The Freightliner M2 features 120 kW of exportable power, and enables a utility to run the vehicle in anti-idle zones, during late hours and job site tool with zero engine idling, no noise, fumes, or emissions.

SOURCE: Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

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