PowerDrive for Class 8 Trucks
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions electric and plug-in drivetrain solutions, is pleased to announce the expansion of its EDI PowerDrive™ product family to include a heavy duty offering suitable for Class-8 vehicle applications. The new powertrain line – the EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 will be available in the first half of 2018 in both all electric and plug-in hybrid form factors (PHEV).
The announcement builds on its highly successful medium duty EDI PowerDrive™ 6000& and 7000 series, available today on OEM platforms such as Freightliner, Peterbilt, Blue Bird Bus, and Thomas Built Bus. Efficient Drivetrains& will be offering its& EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 series as an electrification kit and developer support program for OEMs looking to quickly bring heavy duty electrified vehicle offerings to market, and comply with impending emissions reductions requirements. The EDI PowerDrive™ kit offers OEMs a modular design for easy integration into existing chassis designs and enables rapid vehicle solution introductions. Electrification kits will include a high-efficiency drivetrain (EDI PowerDrive™), vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuite™), and the training and support infrastructure to enable fast time to market. To speed market introductions, EDI can also install the powertrain systems and perform vehicle integration as a service for OEMs.
Initial solutions will include a 100+ mile all-electric drivetrain, the EDI PowerDrive™ 8000EV for zero-emissions short range driving including logistics, port drayage, and freight. The range extended plug-in hybrid version delivers 35+ miles of electric driving, and 300+ mile range with series-parallel driving before refueling is required for longer haul logistics and freight applications. Overall, the PHEV version uses less fuel than other hybrid options available on the market. OEMs can also further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (EDI Power2ETM) option – the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, tool operation, and V2G applications.
EDI has announced its EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 series of drivetrains – available in both Full Electric (EV) and Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) Options.
OEMs can quickly offer electrified solution offerings and comply with emissions reductions mandates by integrating the EDI PowerDrive™ electrification kits in both PHEV and EV systems – including control software and optional telematics for vehicle analytics and real-time fleet monitoring.
By integrating EDI’s drivetrain and vehicle control software into heavy duty vehicles, OEMs can offer fleet operators zero-emissions driving, significant reduction in fuel costs, and a reduced total cost of ownership.
Drivers operating a vehicle with EDI PowerDrive™ systems benefit from zero emissions driving, a high-performance vehicle experience including the full power performance of the OEM, without modification of normal driving behavior.
Recently, the company’s EDI PowerDrive™ 7000 has been approved for CARB requirements and HVIP incentives.
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The EDI PowerDrive™ Series is an advanced suite of drivetrain products that enable OEMs, suppliers and integrators to rapidly and cost effectively bring electric and hybridized vehicles to market while reducing overall development costs.
Today’s commercial fleets and passenger vehicles alike must be able to optimize fuel economy, driving performance and efficiency for a multitude of driving cycles. EDI PowerDrive™ replaces the stock transmission and performs as an All-In-One drivetrain that can function in Two Hybrid or Two Pure Electric Modes providing an optimized powertrain for any driving situation.
The EDI PowerDrive™ system intelligently and automatically adapts its function so it can operate as either a pure electric (EV) vehicle for neighborhood driving, or as a Series Hybrid, optimum for stop and go city traffic conditions, or as an efficient Parallel Hybrid that is ideal for the highway. It also features and EV+ mode for hill climbing and added acceleration.
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