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Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

| March 14, 2017

Efficient Drivetrains Completes Zero-Emissions Freightliner Utility Truck

Efficient Drivetrains (EDI), a leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, has completed the integration of its EDI PowerDrive™ technology into a new OEM platform, Freightliner.

The newest utility vehicle features the EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 plug-in electric drivetrain, delivering over 25+ miles of all-electric, zero-emissions driving, 300 more miles of range in hybrid modes, and reduces emissions by up to 80 percent when compared to conventional utility vehicles.

Here’s what’s cool: 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 job site engine idle for well over 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.

According to Joerg Ferchau, CEO, Efficient Drivetrains, “This new vehicle is by far, the most powerful and versatile fully electric and hybrid truck in the industry.When combining its strong zero emissions performance with the ability to eliminate job site engine idle for an entire 10+ hour shift and also having an option for exporting enough AC power to eliminate tow behind generators, you end up with an ideal electrified work truck solution for the industry.

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