Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a developer of advanced hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, has expanded its product portfolio to include the EDI PowerDrive electrification kit and developer support program for vehicle manufacturers moving to create a PHEV offering.
The EDI PowerDrive kit offers OEMs a comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. Electrification kits include a high-efficiency drivetrain (EDI PowerDrive); vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuite); and the training and support infrastructure to enable OEMs to drive quicker time to market in offering PHEV and EV vehicles.
OEMs can also further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.
EDI says that its PowerDrive system is less complex, more efficient, and lighter than any offering. The inline form factor allows the drivetrain to integrate into any light-, medium-, or heavy-duty vehicle design.
The 4-mode system intelligently and automatically adapts its functions so it can operate as either a pure electric vehicle (EV) for trips around the neighborhood; or as a series hybrid, optimum for stop-and-go city traffic conditions; or as an efficient parallel hybrid that is suited for the highway. It also features an EV+ mode for hill climbing and added acceleration.
EDI is now offering EDI PowerDrive evaluation kits for vehicle manufacturers, including telematics for vehicle analytics and fleet monitoring. EDI’s initial evaluation systems have been installed across 6 leading OEM platforms in US and Asia.
EDI is currently working with several leading investor owned utilities in their fleet electrification initiatives.
Concurrently, EDI has also broadened its patent portfolio with a number of new issued and applied for patents covering power export, drivetrain and software architecture innovations.