Hybrid system maker Odyne Systems LLC has delivered seven trucks featuring the Odyne advanced plug-in hybrid propulsion system to utilities and municipalities in Wisconsin.

Communities and utilities receiving the new technology were partially funded under the Wisconsin Clean Transportation Program, jointly administered through the Wisconsin State Energy Office and the U.S. Department of Energy Wisconsin Clean Cities Program. The new units will deliver fuel efficiency over a conventional truck of up to 50% annually depending on truck use.

Odyne hybrid systems are modular and can be applied to a wide range of commercial work vehicles. The technology combines reliable electric power conversion, power control and energy storage technology with Remy advanced electric propulsion motors, modular Johnson Controls lithium-ion battery systems and other robust, automotive quality components.