Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) engineers components for electric vehicles including hybrid and electric drivetrains, continuously variable transmissions, drivetrain control software, clutching systems, battery modules. Dr. Andrew A. Frank is co-founder, Chief Technical Officer and lead engineer.
PG&E Announces Two Major Electric Vehicles Initiatives at White House; More Than 70 Utilities Commit to Clean Electric Fleets - PG&E Currents 18nov2014 "PG&E also unveiled the utility industry’s first plug-in electric hybrid drivetrain Class 5 bucket trucks at the event. The truck, developed by PG&E in partnership with Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI), features up to 40 miles all-electric range and “electrifies” all onboard equipment including the boom, eliminating the need to idle the truck engines while at job sites."
Electric Vehicles Help Drive Climate Action - The White House 19nov2014 Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated and "Pacific Gas & Electric demonstrated their new plug-in hybrid bucket truck — a utility vehicle with emissions nearly 80% lower than a conventional truck. Not only does PG&E’s plug-in hybrid utility vehicle run cleaner, it provides up to 120 kW of exportable power — meaning that the trucks can actually be used to shorten or end power outages by plugging their reserves into the grid."