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Odyne Targets 50% Plug-In Fuel Savings

February 3, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Funding of $2.9 Million with Partners Including Freightliner:
‘We Have Assembled a Great Team,” Says Odyne Engineering VP

Odyne Systems is to apply $2.9 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to develop and demonstrate Class 5 though Class 7 plug-in hybrid electric work trucks.

New Flyer Hybrids for Suffolk County

January 6, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

30 Allison Drive Buses Are First New Flyers for Long Island Agency

New Flyer of America reports a contract with the Suffolk County Department of Public Works, located in Yaphank, N.Y., for as many as 73 diesel-fueled Xcelsior hybrid electric buses.

500+ New Flyer Hybrids for SEPTA

June 17, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Agency Board Approves Purchase of 525 New Hybrid Buses

New Flyer and SEPTA, the Philadelphia area’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority, have announced the purchase of as many as 550 of New Flyer’s diesel-fueled hybrid electric Xcelsior XDE40 buses.

CTfastrak Scores Two Score + Two Hybrids

March 27, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison Drives for Connecticut DoT’s New Hartford-Area BRT Fleet

The Connecticut Department of Transportation has launched a new Bus Rapid Transit system including 42 new hybrid electric buses with parallel drivelines from Allison Transmission. The new CTfastrak BRT network serves the Hartford area.

‘Electrify Your Fleet’ Webinar Wrap

March 24, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, webinar by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

PG&E Sees Hybrid Promise, Odyne Offers Hybrid Vehicles

Utilities like Pacific Gas & Electric see the promise of both fuel savings and improved service capabilities from such electrified vehicles as plug in hybrids, and companies like Odyne stand ready to supply them.

Allison Re-Certified in California

March 6, 2015 in certifications, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Executive Order Approves Parallel Drive for 2015 Buses

Allison Transmission and Cummins report certification of Allison’s H 40/50 EP hybrid drive with Cummins diesel engines from the California Air Resources Board – clearing the way for model year 2015 bus sales.

New Flyer Hybrids for San Francisco

January 9, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

 Contract is for 61 Firm 60-Footers and Up to 363 Mixed Options,
The Initial Vehicles to Have Allison Transmission Parallel Drives

New Flyer Industries reports a contract for 61 sixty-foot Xcelsior diesel-electric hybrid buses for Muni, the San Francisco Municipal Railway, with options for as many as 363 additional hybrid buses. The option buses, that may be purchased over the pact’s five-year term for a total of 424, may be either 40- or 60-foot vehicles.

EnerDel Lithium Battery for WMATA

November 24, 2014 in batteries, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pack Delivered with Allison Parts Distributor Johnson and Towers

EnerDel says it’s completed the installation of one of its nickel metal hydride-replacing PP320-738-LP Vigor+ lithium ion battery packs into a hybrid electric bus operated by WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority.

The EnerDel Vigor+ lithium battery pack for WMATA was supplied in partnership with Allison distributor Johnson and Towers.

The EnerDel Vigor+ lithium battery pack for WMATA was supplied in partnership with Allison distributor Johnson and Towers.

The low-profile battery packs are designed to replace factory NiMH packs in buses with parallel hybrid drives from Allison Transmission (F&F, June 7).

It’s an off-the-shelf product, EnerDel says, with more than three times the rated energy of the existing NiMH system. Established diagnostic reporting is maintained and the product is Buy American compliant.

A Five-Year Pact with Allison

Agencies using the EnerDel replacement packs include the Seattle area’s King County Metro Transit, the Oahu Transit Authority in Hawaii, and Greater Cleveland Regional Transit.

The pack for the WMATA bus, EnerDel says, was furnished, delivered, and installed in partnership with New Jersey-based Johnson and Towers.

EnerDel said too this month that it’s finalized terms with Allison for a five-year agreement allowing EnerDel to market its low-profile PP320-689-LP Vigor+ pack as approved support equipment. The five-year term length of the agreement rounds out a strategic relationship that was initiated in September, EnerDel said.

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EnerDel Packs for Allison Hybrid Buses

September 8, 2014 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

New Strategic Relationship for PP320-689-LP Vigor+ Lithium Packs

Indiana’s EnerDel has entered a strategic relationship for EnerDel’s PP320-689-LP Vigor+ brand lithium ion packs to be offered as a replacement for the factory nickel metal hydride packs in buses with Allison hybrid electric drives.

EnerDel Lithium for King County Hybrids

April 14, 2014 in batteries, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Seattle-Area Agency Replacing NiMH on Allison Drive New Flyers

Indiana-based EnerDel is getting ready to supply lithium ion batteries as replacements for the Panasonic nickel metal hydride batteries in New Flyer buses with Allison parallel hybrid drives. The firm’s first target is King County Metro in Seattle.


PG&E Receives New Electrified Vehicles

December 2, 2013 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

First Class 8, EVI Ford F-550, and Via Motors Pickup Delivered,
West Coast Utility’s Fundamental Goal Is to Reduce Its Fuel Use

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric has taken delivery of new hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles that promise to significantly reduce fleet fuel usage. The new trucks include the utility’s first Class 8 hybrid, its first Ford F-550 PHEV by Electric Vehicles International with UQM driveline, and the first production range-extended electric pickup from Via Motors.

NABI for WMATA with 85 Hybrids Firm

July 27, 2013 in CNG, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$60 Million Firm Order for 85 Buses with Allison Parallel Drives,
Options for Up to 569 More Through 2018 Include CNG Vehicles

New Flyer Industries is trumpeting an award by the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority to North American Bus Industries for as many as 654 hybrid and CNG buses. The news includes a firm order for 85 Bus Rapid Transit-style 42-foot diesel-electric hybrids to be built by New Flyer’s new NABI Bus subsidiary. updated August 1

PG&E, Allison Show Hybrid Peterbilt

May 31, 2013 in Conference/Meeting, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison’s H 3000 in a Peterbilt 348 at EUFMC in Williamsburg This Week

Pacific Gas and Electric, Allison Transmission and Peterbilt plan to show the first utility material handler truck equipped with the new Allison hybrid H 3000 system for commercial trucks at EUFMC, the Electric Utility Fleet Manager Conference vehicle expo in Williamsburg, Va. this coming week. updated with live photo June 3

Allison Enters Hybrid Truck Market

March 8, 2013 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Parallel Drive for Trucks Follows Success with Buses

Allison Transmission unveiled its entry into the commercial hybrid truck and shuttle bus markets at the Work Truck Show. Essentially an add-on hybridization of its current fully-automatic 3000 series transmission, the new parallel drivetrain is aimed at medium- and heavy-duty trucks in distribution, refuse, utility and shuttle applications.

Allison Buys Equity Stake in Odyne

July 3, 2012 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Allison Transmission said yesterday that it’s taken a non-controlling equity stake in heavy duty plug-in hybrid drive specialist Odyne, stating that the new relationship between “will benefit commercial hybrid trucks with urban drive cycles and high energy requirements while the vehicle is stationary… operators in vocations such as utility bucket trucks, digger derricks, cranes and other applications that require worksite stationary power.”


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