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Odyne Plug-Ins via Valley Power Systems

Matt Jarmuz, Odyne sales director

Matt Jarmuz, Odyne sales director

Odyne Systems (Booth 851) is talking up two new California Energy Commission-funded contracts for its plug-in hybrid systems on commercial trucks in the California market.

Wisconsin-based Odyne will partner with Allison Transmission’s California distributor, Valley Power Systems, Inc. of City of Industry to install its system in both new trucks and retrofits. Valley Power will integrate new hybrid systems on commercial truck chassis under a contract administered by Calstart, and retrofit five existing medium- and heavy-duty work trucks under a $776,000 contract with EPRI, the Electric Power Research Institute.
The Odyne hybrid system displayed here features a 28-kilowatt-hour Johnson Controls Lithium-ion battery, Remy HVH250 motor, Deere inverter, and Allison transmission.

With more than 8 million Class 4 to 8 trucks operating on the nation’s highways retrofitting trucks to plug-in hybrids is the fastest way to save fuel and cut emissions, says Odyne’s sales director Matt Jarmuz. “We can more quickly reach those fleets”.

Valley Power’s depth and experience with Allison transmissions and engagement in the California truck market made it a great choice for this unique production opportunity, Odyne said.

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