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Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) Collaborates with Master Transportation to Deliver Industry’s First Made-in-Taiwan e-bus

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) Collaborates with Master Transportation to Deliver Industry’s First Made-in-Taiwan e-bus

09/28/2017

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) Collaborates with Master Transportation to Deliver Industry’s First Made-in-Taiwan e-bus

EDI PowerDrive EV™ 6000 integrated into electric buses for Taiwan, eliminates harmful emissions

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI), a global leader in advanced high-efficiency zero emissions hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions, today announced a collaboration with leading bus manufacturer in Taiwan, Master Transportation. Together the companies are working to develop an industry-first, zero-emissions, all-electric bus program--created to significantly reduce emissions by replacing diesel buses for the Taiwanese government.

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Efficient Drivetrains collaborates with Master Transportation to deliver industry's first Made-in-Ta ...

Efficient Drivetrains collaborates with Master Transportation to deliver industry's first Made-in-Taiwan e-bus (Photo: Business Wire)

The collaboration integrates the Efficient Drivetrains EDI PowerDrive EV™ all-electric drivetrain and EDI PowerSuite™ vehicle control software into a Master Transportation passenger bus utilizing battery packs from local supplier, Yiding, and LFP cells from Shenyang. The initial bus will be completed in Q4 of 2017, and is the first of its kind to meet the “made in Taiwan” policy—a government initiative created to establish local supply chain, requiring that at least 70% of the components be from manufacturers in Taiwan. The modular architecture, and inline form of the EDI PowerDrive™ product family has enabled Master Transportation to meet the “made in Taiwan” policy and allows for easy optimization into a wide range of bus types, making rapid market introductions possible, while providing full OEM vehicle performance.

Efficient Drivetrains moved to established partnerships with local suppliers in response to the recent introduction of a green transportation plan in Taiwan. The stringent anti-idle and emissions reduction mandates, require that the 10,000+ diesel buses operating in cities across Taiwan are replaced with all-electric in ten years. The company has extended its EDI PowerDrive™ EV OEM vehicle developers kit and support program offering for bus manufacturers in Taiwan to enable the rapid creation of all-electric vehicle solutions that meet industry regulations.

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