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Efficient Drivetrains Now Offers EDI PowerDrive PHEV Kit For OEMs
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The EDI PowerDriveTM kit offers OEMs a robust and comprehensive framework for rapid PHEV vehicle solution development. Electrification kits include a high-efficiency drivetrain (EDI PowerDriveTM), vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuiteTM), and the training and support infrastructure to enable OEMs to drive quicker time to market in offering PHEV and EV vehicles. OEMs can also further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2ETM) option—the capability to export a range of power directly from the vehicle for use in disaster recovery, jobsite maintenance, tool operation, and other applications.

The EDI PowerDriveTM system is less complex, more efficient, and lighter than any offering in the industry. The unique, inline form factor allows the drivetrain to integrate into any light, medium, or heavy duty vehicle design. The 4-mode system intelligently and automatically adapts its functions so it can operate as either a pure electric vehicle (EV) for trips around the neighborhood, or as a Series Hybrid, optimum for stop-and-go city traffic conditions, or as an efficient Parallel Hybrid that is ideal for the highway. It also features an EV+TM mode for hill climbing and added acceleration.

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EDI is now offering EDI PowerDriveTM evaluation kits for vehicle manufacturers, including telematics for vehicle analytics and fleet monitoring.

EDI’s initial evaluation systems have been installed across 6 leading OEM platforms in US and Asia.

EDI is currently working with several leading investor owned utilities in their fleet electrification initiatives.

OEMs implementing the EDI PowerDriveTM system benefit from a fully electrified work truck and job site power with integrated vocational options such as ePTO, Export Power for grid, and API for aerial devices and other PTO applications.

The company’s electric exportable power solution (Power2ETM) provides a wide variety of electric power export options to meet industry requirements across applications including: utility, telecom, construction, distribution, and more.

The EDI PowerDrive’s modular, inline form allows easy optimization for a wide range of vehicle types, making rapid market introductions possible, and provides full OEM vehicle performance.

Concurrent with the availability of the announcement, EDI has also broadened its patent portfolio with a number of new issued and applied for patents covering power export, drivetrain and software architecture innovations.

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"The market has increasingly recognized the potential of EDI’s technology for improving cost and eliminating environmental impacts. The company has already closed $3MM in its Series B round, and plans to complete the round with additional funding and investors in Q1 of 2015. Funds will be used to accelerate product development, strategic alliances, and expand its manufacturing footprint in the US and China."

Looking at the picture above, I wonder where the investment dollars came from and who that 'strategic alliance' is with.

Is it me or does it seem like there has been a lot of Ford commercial trucks in the news with a form of electrification recently?? From F-150 to Medium Duty. And it makes so much sense that the power company use electrified trucks out in the field. Power goes out, and one truck bring enough power to light up the whole neighborhood.
 
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