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PG&E Arranges PHEV Truck Lease Program

February 5, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, money available, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Focus Is on EDI Vehicles with Power Export Capability:
Lessors Will Be Able to Get PHEVs at Conventional Prices
AND They’ll Enjoy the Fuel-Savings Advantages for Ten Years

Pacific Gas & Electric, one of the leaders of a national drive by utilities to electrify their fleets, has helped arrange a new leasing program allowing smaller operators to reap the advantages of fuel-saving plug-in hybrid electric vehicles with power export capability – without paying extra.
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PG&E Maintains the Momentum for EVs

November 23, 2015 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, EVSE, Fleet Order, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Stages Auto Show Ride-and-Drive, Installs Workplace Chargers,
Expects January Delivery of Nine More Power-Out EDI Plug-Ins

San Francisco-based Pacific Gas & Electric continues its drive toward electrified transportation, sponsoring a morning ride-and-drive as the San Francisco International Auto Show opened at the city’s Moscone Center today.
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PG&E Steps Up Its Fleet Electrification

October 16, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vows to Invest a Third of Annual Fleet Buys in EVs & PHEVs
Over the Next Five Years – Totaling More than $100 Million

Pacific Gas & Electric, citing the usefulness of exportable power for disaster relief, vowed this week to invest one-third of its annual fleet purchases in electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles over the next five years, totaling more than $100 million.
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EDI & Greenkraft Unveil CNG Plug-In

October 6, 2015 in CNG, Electric Drive, Hybrids, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Class 4 Truck Said to Be a ‘First-of-its-Kind Market-Disruptive Vehicle’

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has unveiled a compressed natural gas-fueled plug-in hybrid electric Class 4 logistics truck it says was “made possible by EDI’s innovative drivetrain technology and vehicle control software.”
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EDI for Shanghai Port’s PHEV Trucks

August 31, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Possibility of 200 Idle-Slashing PHEV Trucks by End of 2016
‘To Reduce Pollution at the World’s Busiest Container Port’

Milpitas, Calif.-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. is supporting a new fleet of PHEV/plug-in hybrid electric vehicle trucks for the Port of Shanghai, “built in collaboration with one of the world’s largest truck manufacturers, Shaanxi Automotive.”
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PG&E Donates EDI Truck to Napa

August 28, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Start of Initiative to Familiarize Fire Departments with EVs
Furnish Them with Source of Reliable Power in Emergencies

Pacific Gas & Electric has donated a “state-of-the-art” plug-in hybrid electric truck to the City of Napa, Calif. as part of the town’s commemoration of last year’s South Napa earthquake.
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N.A. Repower for Armored Plug-Ins

May 19, 2015 in Biomethane, CNG, Electric Drive, money awarded, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Six Venerable Armored Security Vehicles to Be Converted
To ‘Redeem’ Biomethane-Fueled EDI Plug-In Hybrid Drive

North American Repower, with California Energy Commission backing, is to upfit six 20-year-old, diesel-fueled armored vehicles operated by Southern California’s Sectran Security with dedicated-CNG, plug-in hybrid electric vehicle drives.
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EDI Offers a Class 3 Plug-In with ePTO

March 9, 2015 in Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Can Save 80% of Fuel, with 120 Kilowatts of Power Takeoff

Milpitas, Calif.-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. is promoting its plug-in hybrid electric drive with power takeoff for Class 3 utility trucks. The smaller truck offering rounds out EDI’s product line, the company says, making the PHEVs available to more operators.
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More EDI Plug-In Trucks for PG&E

November 24, 2014 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Expects to Take Ten More Plug-In Trucks in 2015

Pacific Gas & Electric expects to deploy another ten plug-in hybrid electric trucks with drivelines from Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. of Dixon, Calif. in 2015, the utility said this morning. PG&E currently has three, two with power export capability.
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Greenkraft-EDI CNG Hybrid Is Funded

October 28, 2014 in CNG, Electric Drive, Hybrids, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

As Much as $900,000 for a Class 4 Truck from the CEC,
Goal Is Single Vehicle Combing Best of Both Technologies

The California Energy Commission has approved a proposal for a compressed natural gas-fueled hybrid electric vehicle by Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. and Greenkraft, Greenkraft reported today.
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PG&E Shows EDI-Altec Hybrids

September 17, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A Plug-In Hybrid Class 5 Work Truck and a Class 5 Bucket Truck:
One with 120kW Exportable Power, Other with All-Electric Topside

Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. is unveiling two new Class 5 plug-in hybrid electric trucks at EDI headquarters in Dixon, Calif. this morning. The EDI work truck, based on a Ford F-550 chassis, features 120 kilowatts of exportable power that can be used to shorten or eliminate planned and unplanned outages.
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Efficient Drivetrains for a CNG PHEV

June 30, 2014 in CNG, Electric Drive, EVs, Hybrids, NGVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

EDI Driveline to Be Fitted in Greenkraft NGV with CEC Support

San Jose, Calif.-based Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. has California Energy Commission support to install a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle drivetrain, including continuously variable transmission, into a Greenkraft natural gas vehicle. The result will be “a first-of-its-kind, Class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits” of compressed natural gas and PHEV technology, EDI says. updated July 1
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