EDI reveals a Class-4 electrified agricultural work truck
In a highly noteworthy announcement made via a recent press release, Efficient Drivetrains Incorporated (EDI) -- a medium- and heavy-duty plug-in electric drivetrain company -- said that it has developed the industry’s first electrified Class-4 agricultural work truck.
Sharing details about its accomplishment, EDI said that the development of the Class-4 electrified agricultural work truck involved a successful combination of the company’s own EDI PowerDrive 4000 plug-in hybrid powertrain and a GM Class-4 agricultural work truck’s A-1 CNG Frame-Mount natural gas system.
EDI has also revealed that the new modified agricultural vehicle is part of GM’s Low Cab Forward platform. The vehicle is capable of running on stored battery power as well as on compressed natural gas --- both the options being comparatively lower-pollution alternatives than diesel vehicles.
Touting the fact that the use of the Class-4 electrified agricultural vehicle can potentially bring about “a significant elimination of particulate matter” which is expelled by diesel-powered agricultural vehicles, EDI said that the modified vehicle can provide “40+ miles of all electric, zero-emissions driving.”
EDI also mentioned in the press release that the Class-4 electrified agricultural work truck will be operated in the 250-mile-long region of San Joaquin Valley, which is predisposed to air pollution because it is bordered by mountain ranges.
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