Utility Adds Hybrid-Electric Bucket Truck To Fleet


Odyne Systems LLC says Choptank Electric Cooperative, Denton, Md., has taken delivery of a DUECO-built truck that features Odyne's plug-in hybrid electric propulsion system. The purchase was partly funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.

The vehicle, which includes a Terex HR42M bucket attachment, features an HVH250 series electric motor from Remy International and a lithium-ion battery pack. The truck also includes launch-assist technology to maximize power during acceleration, climbing and turning, as well as regenerative braking to help recharge the system.

‘Odyne's unique system helps significantly reduce operating costs through higher efficiency compared to traditional diesel or gasoline engine powertrains,’ says Joe Dalum, the company's president and CEO.

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