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Odyne Corp. Awarded Municipal and Utility Projects

November 15, 2006

HAUPPAUGE, NY – Odyne Corp. has received two new orders. The customers, KeySpan Energy Delivery Long Island and the Town of Oyster Bay, received partial funding from the Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition as part of its Round 7.1 Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality (CMAQ) Program. KeySpan Energy Delivery Long Island and the Town of Oyster Bay in New York State will utilize Odyne’s “fuel agnostic” system. The use of the Odyne system will reduce the fuel consumption and air pollution associated with both of these applications.

The KeySpan project will take a heavy-duty, 33,000-pound chassis diesel stake truck, and upfit it to run on compressed natural gas (CNG) as a hybrid electric vehicle. The upfit will consist of the installation of a CNG engine, CNG fuel storage tanks in lieu of a liquid fuel tank, and a hybrid electric propulsion system. Projected to displace 3,750 gallons of diesel fuel annually, the vehicle will have an extremely clean-burning engine and provide a pathway for meeting 2010 USEPA emissions standards ahead of schedule. The vehicle’s range will also increase by 20 percent as compared to a non-hybrid CNG truck.

The second project funded under the Greater Long Island Clean Cities program is for the installation of plug-in hybrid power systems into three existing diesel-powered recycling trucks. Syosset Truck Sales, Inc. will install the Odyne systems. Utilizing hybrid technology to attain the goals of the recycling program helps to further ‘green’ the Town of Oyster Bay and improves the environment by introducing innovative clean air transportation improvements to the town’s fleet. The vehicles will operate as part of the S.O.R.T. program, which performs curbside pickup of recyclables, such as paper, plastics, glass, and metal wastes. The hybridization will involve removal of the existing transmission, installation of the Auxiliary Power Unit, and a specialized battery pack and electric motor.

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