CARB OKs Odyne’s Plug-In Hybrid System for Medium- & Heavy-Duty Trucks


Odyne Systems LLC, a manufacturer of plug-in hybrid systems for medium- and heavy-duty work trucks, has received permission from the California Air Resources Board (BOARD) to sell its system in California.

The company received an exemption from Section 27156 of the California Vehicle Code and was issued Executive Order no. D-750 from CARB for the Odyne plug-in hybrid system.

Odyne says it is the first company to complete the CARB aftermarket exemption process and receive an executive order for medium- and heavy-duty trucks for a plug-in hybrid solution.

The executive order states that installation of the system “has been found not to reduce the effectiveness of the applicable vehicle pollution control system.” The order permits the installation of the system on 2013-2015 medium- and heavy-duty diesel-powered vehicles with certain engine-vehicle combinations.

The Odyne hybrid power system features proprietary and patented hybrid technology combining reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology.

The system interfaces with Allison Transmission’s fully automatic transmissions, Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery technology, and other quality components. The power take-off interface provides a direct connection between the hybrid system and the transmission – enabling improved driving fuel efficiency.

Photo courtesy of Odyne: A truck in Lake Mills, Wis., equipped with the Odyne system

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