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Odyne and Altec approve non-exclusive global supply agreement for plug-in parallel hybrid work truck systems
28 October 2012
Odyne Systems develops and manufactures turnkey hybrid solutions optimized for fleets that utilize vehicles with driving cycles that have a high percentage of starting and stopping, and extended periods of job site idle time. Odyne’s modular system can be installed on a wide variety of new and existing vehicles to reduce fuel consumption by up to 50%, depending on application, lowering emissions and providing quiet work site operation.
The new distribution agreement with Altec further broadens the reach of Odyne Systems’ hybrid solution, while extending Altec’s offering of green products.
Odyne’s plug-in hybrid truck systems increase fuel efficiency while driving by using an electric motor in parallel with the existing drivetrain, providing launch assist and regenerative braking. Once at the job site, vehicles can function without using engine power. Instead, workers use the hybrid plug-in battery system to power work site applications, including equipment mounted to the truck.
Fleet managers often have preferences for a certain type of chassis, fuel type or vehicle application configuration. The Odyne system can be applied to a wide range of vehicle configurations without any changes to an OEM engine or transmission. The system also does not affect the original EPA certification of the engine. Odyne plug-in hybrid systems can be used on many work truck platforms, including bucket trucks, digger derricks and air compressor truck applications.
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