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EDI completes integration of plug-in hybrid electric drivetrain into Freightliner platform

>Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) has completed 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 3-6 zero-emissions utility vehicles with exportable power option. EDI is currently offering Class-3 through 6 utility solutions with optional exportable power available on Ford, GM, Peterbilt, and now Freightliner platforms.

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% 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 jobsite engine idle for more than 8 hours.


Another industry-differentiator on EDI’s utility vehicles is the optional exportable power capacity, ranging from 75-160kW. 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 120kW 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.

The Freightliner utility truck will be on display 15-17 March at the NTEA work truck show in the Freightliner booth.

The company will continue to expand its portfolio of solutions: EDI PowerDrive line of EV and PHEV drivetrains, EDI PowerSuite Vehicle Control Software and Telematics, and EDI Power2E 2 Way Charging and Exportable Power for end users, vehicle manufacturers and integrators throughout 2017.



I completely read this article to know if this truck was a serial hybrid or a parallel hybrid and they didn't say a word on it. The future is serial hybrid for trucks and cars. The prius and other parallel hybrid are obsolete, so don't buy one and the volt is a pluguable serial hybrid but don't buy it as it is too costly and the battery is polluting heavy. 6 months ago nissan presented their versa e-note gasoline serial hybrid but since then high financial banking system and worldwide medias are fighting behind closed doors to impede the commercialisation. Anyway almost nobody know what is the difference between a serial hybrid and a parallel hybrid.

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