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Plug-in Hybrid Technology Available for Aerial Lift Trucks

May 07, 2007

HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. --- Odyne Corp., a developer of plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) technology for trucks and buses, announced an agreement with Dueco Inc. to develop a proprietary plug-in hybrid electric vehicle propulsion system for aerial lift truck applications. Dueco can incorporate this propulsion system for customers requesting plug-in hybrid electric aerial lift trucks. Dueco's customers require trucks with aerial lifts so workers can make repairs on equipment like traffic lights, elevated power lines or telecommunication cables. These customers include utilities, telephone and cable companies, electrical contractors, tree-trimming companies, railroads, the military and the government. "Odyne addresses the unique challenge to eliminate engine idling," said Roger M. Slotkin, CEO of Odyne Corporation. "By installing our technology, Dueco's trucks can be plugged into the power grid at night, providing enough power to work at job sites with the engine off, thus reducing pollution and fuel use." "We believe that Odyne's focus on plug-in hybrid electric vehicle technology will be especially beneficial for utilities," added Thomas Dalum, CEO of DUECO. "The ability to use off-peak domestic electric power to recharge the system will increase fuel economy and reduce pollution."
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