A. Allison Transmission, Inc. has globally endorsed the use of 1000, 2000, 3000 and 4000 Series™ transmissions with the Odyne hybrid system as the exclusively-approved PTO-based hybrid system. Allison Transmission stands behind the transmission warranty when interfaced with an Odyne hybrid system. No other manufacturers’ PTO-based hybrid or ePTO jobsite energy system connected to the Allison fully automatic transmission has been officially acknowledged to retain the Allison Transmission warranty.
B. The Odyne plug-in hybrid systems have advanced safety features, including compliance with the SAE J1772 charging standard1, that are missing from most anti-idle or ePTO jobsite energy management systems. With SAE J1772, drivers can’t inadvertently drive off with a truck plugged in2.
C. Large trucks with the Odyne plug-in hybrid system are uniquely eligible for EPAct credits3, a requirement for certain U.S. fleets. Odyne hybrid systems improve fuel efficiency while driving and at the work site, unlike ePTO jobsite energy systems that typically reduce driving fuel efficiency.
D. Odyne uses a robust battery system from Johnson Controls, Inc. (JCI), one of the largest automotive battery manufacturers in the world. JCI batteries are thermally managed to perform well in extreme environments, which supports one of the longest standard battery warranties in the industry and a 10-year design life4.
E. Allison Transmissions with Odyne hybrid systems provide fuel efficiency and emissions benefits for a wider variety of applications than any other hybrid or ePTO system for medium- and heavy-duty trucks, allowing fleets to standardize on one solution, simplifying training and maintenance.
F. When used to power truck-mounted equipment or provide electricity at a worksite, Odyne hybrid systems have the largest battery and exportable power system options available, allowing trucks to operate longer and to be more productive without use of the engine than other systems. Odyne hybrid systems contribute to a quieter working environment that enhances safety and communications; a typical stationary truck application can be powered all day from an overnight charge.
1 First standard in the world reached by industry consensus that provides critical guidelines for safety, charging control and connectors used to charge plug-in vehicles. “Plug-In Vehicle Conductive Charging, SAE J1772 Explained Web Seminar RePlay” Retrieved from: http://training.sae.org/webrecordings/pd331046on/
2Odyne hybrid systems are designed to operate with or without grid recharging and can use the engine to recharge the battery system if required. Unlike ePTO systems Odyne provides the convenience of charging from a standard 110V outlet or the flexibility to charge from faster 220V level 2 EVSEs used by electric vehicles.
3Certain U.S. fleets are required to comply with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Alternative Fuel Transportation Program specified in the Energy Policy Act (EPAct). PHEV medium and heavy duty trucks are eligible for credits, the DOE will allocate 1 AFV credit (i.e., 1 per vehicle) for the acquisition of such a vehicle, see http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-09-15/pdf/2011-20740.pdf, part 535 and http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/faqs.html#B2 for details. Trucks equipped with only an ePTO jobsite energy management system or anti-idle system do not earn AFV credit, see http://www1.eere.energy.gov/vehiclesandfuels/epact/faqs.html#B21
4Limited warranty, see warranty document for details.
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