Odyne Systems, LLC, a leader in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, has been named a 2014 Eureka Innovation Award winner in the second annual Eureka Awards program sponsored by the Milwaukee Business Journal, one of 40 Business Journals throughout the U.S. operated by BizJournals, a Division of American City Business Journals. 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 six U.S. and three International patents 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 will be recognized at a luncheon event in Milwaukee on May 9 for its innovative design.
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 Wisconsin, an Allison Transmission distributor, as its manufacturing and installation partner.
Joe Dalum, President and CEO of Odyne Systems, LLC notes, "We are excited to be named a Business Journal Eureka Innovation Award winner. Odyne has a unique hybrid system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks - the only plug-in hybrid system that interfaces with an Allison transmission and provides fuel reduction benefits both during drive time and at the work site. We are pleased to be working with Johnson Controls, another Milwaukee area company, for the battery systems and with Inland Power Group, an Allison Transmission distributor located in Butler, Wisconsin for manufacturing and installation. Together we’ve brought over a dozen new jobs to Southeastern Wisconsin in late 2013 and 2014. We have a passion for innovation and delivery of reliable, advanced hybrid system solutions. This award is great recognition that Odyne’s technology plays an important role providing alternative energy to hard working trucks.”