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EPRI, OEMs, Utilities Connect on EV Grid

July 29, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Technology by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Smart Grid for Utilities to Support PEV Charging Anywhere:
Large Organizations Are Getting Serious About V2G Technology

The Electric Power Research Institute is collaborating with eight automakers and 15 utilities on an “open platform” to integrate PEVs – plug-in electric vehicles – with smart grid technologies, “enabling utilities to support PEV charging regardless of location.”


Peco Receives 22 Odyne Plug-Ins

June 9, 2014 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Utility Receives 22 Trucks with Terex XT55 Lifts
As the First Under EPRI-DoE-SCAQMD Initiative

Philadelphia’s Peco utility is talking up receipt of 22 Ford chassis bucket trucks with Odyne plug-in hybrid electric drivetrains – the first to be deployed under a joint U.S. Department of Energy, Electric Power Research Institute, and South Coast Air Quality Management District program.

Via Sets Plant in Potosi, Mexico

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

Facility is Close to the General Motors Factory in Silao

Plug-in hybrid electric (range-extended battery) truck manufacturer Via Motors says it’s inaugurated its first high volume electric vehicle assembly line, in a free trade zone in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, approximately 175 miles north of Mexico City.

Odyne for DoE-EPRI Plug-In Trucks

June 18, 2013 in Electric Drive by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More than 120 Trucks as Part of a $45.4 Million Initiative

Wisconsin’s Odyne Systems is participating in a $45.4 million U.S. DoE ARRA-backed initiative with the Electric Power Research Institute and Southern California’s South Coast Air Quality Management District. updated June 19

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