Endorsement for Allison 3000 and 4000 Transmission Trucks
Heavy duty plug-in hybrid electric vehicle specialist Odyne reports that Allison Transmission “has globally endorsed” its electric power takeoff equipment for trucks using Allison’s 3000 and 4000 series transmissions.
“This relationship opens a very large addressable market for our company,” Odyne president Joe Dalum said in a release. “Our system was specifically designed to provide strong increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in overall emissions while preserving the Allison transmission warranty.”
The Allison nod comes in addition to approval of Odyne ePTOs with the Allison 2000 transmission – an approval received in July 2012 when Allison took a non-controlling equity stake in Odyne Systems, LLC.
Remy Motors, Johnson Controls Batteries
“When combined with the superior performance of Allison transmissions,” Dalum said, “the Odyne system provides unmatched advantages that help companies and communities meet sustainability objectives, lower costs and reduce work site noise.”
Odyne says that its hybrid power design includes proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology.
Hybrid energy is captured using Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, Johnson Controls lithium ion batteries, “and other robust, automotive quality components,” Odyne says.
Save on the Road, Save on the Job
“When the truck is stationary, Odyne’s hybrid system and ePTO can power most equipment for the entire work day with the engine off,” Odyne adds. The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive is said to reduce fleet operating and maintenance costs, “and depending on duty cycle, enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.”
Odyne says it offers the only plug-in hybrid system for medium and heavy duty trucks “to deliver greater fuel efficiency both while driving and at the work site.”
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