Waukesha, Wisconsin-based Odyne Systems LLC, a producer of hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has been awarded a $2.9 million Department of Energy Cost Shared Project with co-funding from the South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) in California to further advance hybrid systems in commercial truck applications.
Through this project, Odyne will install seven Odyne Hybrid Power systems featuring advanced technology into bucket trucks and underground utility trucks which will be used in normal fleet operations across the United States. Odyne plans to work closely with one of its largest distributors, Terex Utilities, and its supply partner Remy Motors on the project.
Odyne will also use funds through the project to further develop its hybrid technology and evaluate the performance of demonstrator vehicles using Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid systems. Two of the vehicles will be deployed in the California South Coast Air Basin. It is expected that the project will extend the use of the Odyne-advanced hybrid power system in the wider L.A. area.
“We are excited to deploy our newest hybrid technology into the California market and look forward to working with Los Angeles County, the largest county in the U.S., and the Los Angeles Department of Public Works, the largest municipal utility in the country, who have agreed to participate in the project,” said AQMD executive officer, Barry Wallerstein.