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EDI utility and telecom PHEV solutions
As national, state, and local governing bodies aggressively advance regulations to evolve towards a zero vehicle emissions future, utility companies are responding with fleet solutions that use electricity as a primary fuel. While the utility industry as a whole has embraced the Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) as the platform of choice, today’s marketplace lacks viable solutions that meet the day-to-day performance requirements of traditional work trucks, but also significantly reduce emissions and offer a variety of additional in-demand solutions, such as all-electric/zero-emission operations, jobsite idle elimination, all-electric power takeoff (ePTO), and grid-reliable export power. As a result, utility providers are forced to weigh tradeoffs between compliance, price, and performance.
At EDI, we build robust “no tradeoff” utility solutions that meet regulatory, price, and performance requirements. Customers that implement EDI utility solutions benefit from significant reductions in R&D costs and unparalleled levels of performance and functionality.
EDI partnered with Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) and the California Energy Commission to develop a variety of innovative work truck solutions based upon EDI’s world-first medium-duty PHEV drivetrain. Available in two major configurations—both of which come standard with 35+ miles of all-electric range—the new work truck offers more power and performance than PG&E’s conventional diesel work trucks, while enabling PG&E to reduce fuel consumption and greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent.
- 35+ mile all electric vehicle driving range
- 350+ mile range with Series-Parallel PHEV Drive
- Highway speed of 65+ mph in full electric vehicle mode
- Up to 500 horsepower available in parallel mode
- 24+ hours idle free power for vehicle ePTO, accessories and job site tools
- Continuous AC power export at 120 kilowatts
- Synchronization with grid for live servicing
- Vehicle and telematics data collection
- 2WD/4WD capable in electric or hybrid mode