Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric vehicle drivetrain solutions, announced that it has received a new bus drivetrain production order in China to integrate its EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 systems into 12 meter buses for the city of Tianshui as they work to electrify their fleet to significantly reduce emissions.
The company will be supplying its EDI PowerDrive™ Plug-In Hybrid Electric (PHEV) drivetrains and EDI PowerSuite™ vehicle control software to Yaxin Motors for vehicle integration. The city buses will be deployed in a replacement of 26 standard diesel buses, and will reduce fuel consumption and emissions by over 40% when compared to their traditional counterpart.
As available subsidy programs in China continue to drive the market-cities, provinces and original equipment manufacturers (OEM) are rapidly adopting electrification as a primary means to meet emissions reduction mandates. EDI leads as one of the technology providers of choice for several China OEM partners such as Yaxing, Ankai, Shaaxi and Xiamen Jinlong. With its successful delivery of its China government certified drivetrain solutions to electrify 8, 10.5 and 12 meter buses, the company has over 90 buses deployed with its PHEV drivetrain systems and expects to close orders for several hundred more bus drivetrains by the close of 2017.
Available for class 4 – 8 commercial vehicles, the Efficient Drivetrains EDI PowerDrive™ advanced suite of hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions enable OEMs, suppliers and integrators to rapidly and cost-effectively bring electric and hybridized vehicles to market. The EDI PowerDrive™ 6000 deployed in the fleet of China buses has recently undergone performance, durability and gradeability testing—with results demonstrating the best fuel economy, higher gradeability,] and significantly reduced emissions when compared to other major PHEV bus offerings in the market.
The announcement follows the company’s recent success in the North American market, as EDI integrated its EDI PowerDrive™ 7000e electric drivetrain into a Type D school bus to deliver a zero-emissions, all-electric school bus with 100 miles of driving range. EDI continues to experience heightened demand for its drivetrain systems as OEMs work to offer electrified mass transit solutions.