MILPITAS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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.
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.
- 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
“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.
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) develops and markets a range of state-of-the-art PHEV and EV drivetrain solutions worldwide. EDI’s leading-edge hybrid-electric drivetrain systems and technologies enable OEMs to meet zero-emissions requirements while providing significant cost and efficiency advantages for parallel and series hybrid drivetrain architectures across nearly all platform classes and configurations. EDI is currently active in automotive projects throughout North America and the APAC region. Visit www.efficientdrivetrains.com for more information.