The plug-in electric drivetrain solutions firm Efficient Drivetrains Inc (EDI) has announced the production release of its new PowerDrive 7000ev series — drivetrain systems for converting heavy-duty vehicles to electric and/or hybrid operation.
The new EDI PowerDrive 7000ev series electrification kit (+developer support) is reportedly being offered with the idea that “OEMs looking to bring heavy duty electrified vehicle offerings to market to comply with impending emissions reductions mandates” can easily do so.
Electrification kits will include a high-efficiency drivetrain (EDI PowerDrive), vehicle control and telematics software (EDI PowerSuite), and the training and support infrastructure to enable fast time to market.
OEMs are able (to) further customize their vehicle solutions with EDI’s Electric Power Export (Power2E) 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.
To accelerate market introductions, EDI is also available to install the powertrain systems and perform vehicle integration as a service for OEMs. In addition, the systems also make use of control algorithms and diagnostics that will allow for monitoring and remote maintenance.
The EDI PowerDrive 7000ev series is an ideal match for school and mass transit buses, work and utility trucks, and logistics applications.