Efficient Drivetrains EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 Surpasses Million-Mile Mark

The company announces expansion of its solution portfolio into Class-8

MILPITAS, Calif. -- Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions announced today that its EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 PHEV drivetrain system has surpassed one million miles in a commercial fleet setting over the course of the last 18 months. Utilized for a mass transportation application, the EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 delivered high levels of performance as the system was deployed in the field to perform standard bus routes in place of its conventional counterpart.

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Beginning in 2015, the vehicles took to the roads, functioning at full OEM performance as they operated in highway, city, and mountainous scenarios. The buses performed well in real-life routes, verifying the system durability and high levels of quality. Overall, the EDI PowerDrive™ system, used in conjunction with a CNG engine, realized over 40% improvement in fuel economy, and emissions reductions when compared to a traditional mass transportation vehicle.

As industry regulations continue to evolve aggressively, mandating zero-emissions and improved fuel economy for commercial fleets, EDI continues to see increasing demand for its PHEV and EV drivetrain and connected vehicle technologies. The company has recently closed a new production order of the PowerDrive™ 6000 systems, with incremental deals expected to be completed by the end of 2016. EDI is currently integrating its PowerDrive™ 6000 systems onto 4 new OEM platforms.

Additionally, the company’s product portfolio is expanding with the initiation of its new EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 and EDI PowerDrive™ 8000ev series targeted at Class 8 Port Truck applications. First systems and vehicles are expected to be delivered in 2H 2017.

News Highlights:

  • The EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 has surpassed the one-million-mile mark over 18 months, delivering high levels of durability, performance, and quality
  • Incremental production orders for the EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 have been closed, with additional deals expected by the end of the year
  • Development of the EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 and EDI PowerDrive™ 8000ev has initiated to complement its existing drivetrain series of products for use in Port, Logistics, and Utility applications
  • The EDI PowerDrive™ line of PHEV and EV drivetrains, EDI PowerSuite™ Vehicle Control Software and Telematics, and EDI Power2E™ 2 Way Charging and Exportable Power continues to be adopted by fleet operators looking to rapidly meet sustainability and fuel efficiency requirements

Supporting Quotes:

EDI is striving to deliver the most complete line of PHEV and EV drivetrain, connected vehicle, and exportable power solutions in the industry. The logging of over a million-miles in a commercial fleet setting, as well as the addition of the EDI PowerDrive™ 8000 series delivers significant advances to our technology portfolio. With our expanded solution offering, commercial fleet operators are able to rapidly comply with impending mandates.”

-Joerg Ferchau, CEO, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

“Throughout the first million miles on our EDI PowerDrive™ 6000, we gathered vehicle performance and optimization intelligence, emissions reduction information, and fuel savings data--all logged in real-life scenarios. The information gathered along the way provided valuable input to help us as we look to improve upon the performance for the next generation of EDI’s drivetrain solutions.”

-Taylor Yu, Head of China Development, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

 

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