Odyne Systems, LLC, a leader in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has been named winner of an I.Q. Award for Innovation by BizTimes Media LLC. The I.Q. Awards salute Southeastern Wisconsin businesses for innovative products, services or processes.
Odyne’s advanced plug-in hybrid electric truck systems can reduce fuel consumption by up to 50% or greater depending upon the duty cycle, lower emissions and allow large work vehicles to operate quietly at a work site, powering all attachments and tools and providing heat and air conditioning to the cab. The company holds nine patents (six U.S. and three international) and has 21 patents pending. Odyne’s proprietary hybrid technology combines reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology. The 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 company is currently installing over 120 systems on new trucks throughout North America as part of a $45.4 million award from the Department of Energy, which is being administered by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). Odyne is tapping Inland Power Group of Butler, WI, an
Allison Transmission distributor, as its manufacturing and installation partner. Together Odyne and Inland Power Group have added over a dozen jobs to Southeastern Wisconsin in late 2013 and 2014.
Joe Dalum, President and CEO of Odyne Systems LLC, notes, "We have a passion for innovation and are pleased the company is being recognized with an IQ Award. The Odyne plug in hybrid system for large trucks is truly unique. Our customers appreciate the improved efficiency provided by the system during driving and stationary work site operations along with the performance of the market leading Allison transmission. The use of advanced batteries to power equipment rather than having to idle an engine also helps reduce noise and emissions within communities. This award is much appreciated recognition that Odyne’s technology plays an important role providing alternative, cleaner energy to hard working trucks.”
The winners will receive their awards at a lunch ceremony on Wednesday, May 21, at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino Woodland Dreams Ballroom in Milwaukee at 1721 W. Canal St., from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The ceremony takes place during the BizExpo, Wisconsin’s largest business-to-business