Odyne Systems, LLC, a leading manufacturer of hybrid systems for trucks over 14,000 lbs., is working with John Deere Electronic Solutions (JDES), previously known as Phoenix International, as a key supplier, delivering customer value in an Odyne hybrid system using the JDES PD300 power inverter. The JDES power inverter drives a Remy electric motor, proven in over 2 billion road miles, both during drive time providing launch assist and at the job site with the engine off, allowing for quiet, zero emission, fuel efficient neighborhood operation. The application is an example of a high quality, highly durable component developed by John Deere Electronic Solutions for John Deere vehicles which has a great application in the work truck industry.
Odyne’s proprietary and patented hybrid technology combines reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology. The Odyne hybrid power system interfaces with Allison Transmission’s industry leading fully-automatic transmissions, Remy advanced electric propulsion motors with industry leading power density and efficiency, Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery technology and other robust, automotive quality
components. The unique PTO (Power Take-off) interface provides a direct connection between the hybrid system and the transmission, enabling improved driving fuel efficiency. When the truck is stationary, Odyne’s hybrid system and ePTO can power most equipment for the entire work day with the engine off. Sold through a worldwide distribution network, the Odyne hybrid system provides benefits for new and existing work trucks. The Odyne plug-in hybrid drive system reduces fleet operating and maintenance costs, and depending on duty cycle, enables large trucks to obtain fuel economy improvements of up to 50% compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engines.
Odyne Systems has been selected to participate in a $45.4 million U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) award to develop and deploy plug-in hybrid systems for over 120 trucks for companies and governmental entities throughout North America in 2014.
Joe Dalum, President of Odyne Systems, says, “Odyne is pleased to work with John Deere’s Electronic Solutions team, which provides a quality inverter that is a key component within the greater Odyne hybrid system, which has been specifically designed to provide significant increases in fuel efficiency and reductions in overall emissions, providing unmatched advantages that help companies and communities meet sustainability objectives, lower costs and reduce worksite noise.”