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Odyne Work Trucks for Wisconsin

February 10, 2012 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Waukesha, Wisc.-based Odyne Systems reports delivery of seven trucks with its plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities in Wisconsin, noting that the vehicle buys were supported by the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program jointly administered through the Wisconsin State Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy Wisconsin Clean Cities.

International truck with Odyne plug-in hybrid electric driveline for Marshfield Utilities

“The new units are anticipated to deliver fuel efficiency over a conventional truck of up to 50% annually, depending upon the use of the truck,” Odyne says.

Milwaukee County took delivery of four Kenworth chassis work trucks in December and January to be used to maintain traffic signals and street lighting. The trucks have fiberglass bodies and are fitted with Terex TL60 aerial buckets.

Odyne further reports that Wisconsin’s Marshfield Utilities, which took delivery of its first Odyne hybrid truck in 2009, received a second with a more advanced Odyne plug-in hybrid system in December. Both have Navistar chassis and Terex HRX55 booms. They are used for construction and maintenance. Other new operators include the Richland Center and Lake Mills units of Wisconsin Public Power.

Odyne has also reported delivery of a plug-in digger derrick to Chicago’s ComEd (F&F, January 30).

Odyne employs Remy motors and lithium ion batteries from Johnson Controls.

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