28 Nov '14, 10pm

New electric trucks coming

In late 2014, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency plugin hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) and continuously variable transmission (CVT) solutions, announced a partnership to develop this first-of-its-kind, Class-4 vehicle that combines the benefits of compressed natural gas (CNG) and PHEV technology. In partnership with Greenkraft, CALSTART, and the California Energy Commission, the collaboration supports the rapid movement in California toward a zero emissions environment. The effort combines EDI's intelligent PHEV powertrain with Greenkraft's CNG-powered 14,500-pound, Class-4 medium-duty truck. EDI's solution can improve the fuel economy of a conventional CNG-powered medium-duty truck by more than 40%. "EDI's CNG-PHEV is a first-of-its-kind innovation, and represents an entirely new market application for EDI's proprietary technol...

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