Posts Tagged efficient drivetrains

Plug-In Hybrid Armored Truck…Oh Yeah!

More info behind the building of the world’s first plug-in hybrid CNG armored truck, that we first heard about roughly two years ago, has come to light. Specifically, it seems that this past month, the delivery of the first of six planned units to Sectran Security took place…so not a lot of news in…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 7

EDI Shows Off Its Plug-In Hybrid Freightliner

Efficient Drivetrains expanded its portfolio of plug-in conversions to include a new OEM platform, the Freightliner M2 truck. Equipped with EDI’s PowerDrive 6000 set-up, the Freightliner M2 PHEV: will be capable to drive more than 25 miles in all-electric mode (and further 300 miles in hybrid mode), offering significant savings…

5 months ago by Mark Kane 12

Efficient Drivetrains Now Offers EDI PowerDrive PHEV Kit For OEMs

Efficient Drivetrains introduces its OEM developer kits for manufacturers of plug-in hybrid trucks. The kit includes the EDI PowerDrive extensible drivetrain, vehicle control software, electric power export option, and training with a developers support program. In truth, we bet that there are many willing to supply electric drivetrain components to…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 11

Efficient Drivetrains Select XALT Energy As Battery Supplier

Efficient Drivetrains intends to use XALT Energy lithium-ion batteries in its plug-in hybrid trucks. The original tentative agreement for NMC graphite lithium-ion battery packs was announced in December. Shipments have already began, and under the first phase of the program it is expected to be complete in the first quarter,…

1 year ago by Mark Kane 0

Efficient Drivetrains Introduces CNG-PHEV Class-4 Truck

Efficient Drivetrains announced the first-of-its-kind plug-in truck with 40 miles (64 km) of all-electric range and 300 miles (over 480 km) total.  It’s the Chevy Volt of big rigs! Besides zero emissions capability, this retrofited Class-4 JAC truck also runs on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). Official unveiling was held at…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 22

Efficient Drivetrains Delivers PHEV Trucks To Port Of Shanghai

Efficient Drivetrains announced realization of a new project of plug-in hybrid trucks for the Port of Shanghai. The vehicle was converted to electric in collaboration with Shaanxi Automotive, one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers, according to thepress release. EDI’s PHEV truck can operate in all-electric or hybrid mode (parallel…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 1

Armored Vehicles Converted To Plug-In Hybrid

California’s strict diesel idling regulations, which prohibit idling the engine for more than five minutes, is problematic in some applications like armored security vehicles. Companies are looking for a new solution (and of course electrification) to be able to met regulations. North American Repower and Efficient Drivetrains announced a demonstration…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 5

Efficient Drivetrains Launches Asian Market PHEV SUV

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), the company that earlier announced it will offer a Class 3 PHEV truck based on the Chevy Silverado 3500, aims to join the plug-in hybrid SUV segment too. The company developed a plug-in version of a Chinese SUV and intends to sell it in Asia as an…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 0

Efficient Drivetrains Reveals Plug-In Hybrid Truck

California-based Efficient Drivetrains announced its Class 3 PHEV truck based on the Chevy Silverado 3500. According to the press release, all-electric range stands at 30-40 miles, and there are series and parallel modes available. Not much detail nor price is detected in the release though. “The vehicle is an industry-first…

2 years ago by Mark Kane 8