Efficient Drivetrains Inc.

Efficient Drivetrains Inc.
Efficient Drivetrains Inc.
Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) designs highly unique and advanced
hybrid electric vehicle technologies for use in Plug-in Hybrid Electric
Vehicles (PHEV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) worldwide.

Laurie Miller


EDI’s mission is to position itself as a global leader for advanced high-efficiency PHEV and CVT solutions, by providing vehicle developers, manufacturers, and suppliers with highly innovative products, services, and technologies, enabling them to build the most efficient and affordable HEV, PHEV, and EVs available in the market.

In response to the global demand for the electrification of vehicles of all types, Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) is commercializing highly unique and advanced hybrid electric vehicle technologies for use in Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV) and Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) worldwide. In addition, EDI has also developed technology and designs for new types of continuously variable transmissions (CVT) which are the most efficient and largest capacity transmissions of their type in the industry today.

EDI’s hybrid electric drivetrain systems and technologies provide significant cost and efficiency advantages by using parallel drivetrain architectures, unique components, proprietary control software and algorithms. The company’s products have direct applications in PHEV vehicles, Hybrids, and Electric Vehicles (EVs), across nearly all platforms classes and configurations including light, medium, and heavy-duty market opportunities.

The company’s closely related CVT products can be used in conventional as well as fully electric, or hybrid electric vehicles and provide incremental improvements in fuel economy, electric drivetrain performance, reduced CO2 emissions, and other vehicle benefits.

EDI’s technology includes a broad range of hybrid and plug-in electric hybrid vehicle control systems and algorithms, architectures, continuously variable transmission designs and controls, and other critical systems and components required to design and manufacture parallel and series hybrid vehicles. Many of EDI’s key designs and products are protected by U.S. and international patents.

EDI continues to evolve its technology and to create new innovations on an on-going basis as part of commercial vehicle development projects and applications for its high capacity/high efficiency CVTs.

Incorporated as a Delaware corporation in April 2006, Efficient Drivetrains is a privately held corporation providing Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) and Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) technologies to the global automotive industry. The company also offers design engineering and licensing of technology to automotive manufacturers, their component suppliers, transportation systems companies, and government and military contractors in conjunction with volume build opportunities.

The company’s technology originates from several generations of innovative and award winning vehicles that were constructed as part of University, government, U.S. Department of Energy (USDOE), and various automotive industry-funded projects at the University of California Davis by Professor Andy Frank and other major industry partners. In addition to its own intellectual property, EDI also has an exclusive license for the entire UC Davis patent portfolio related to hybrid electric vehicles and CVTs.

EDI’s offices and personnel are located in Silicon Valley and Dixon in California and Detroit Michigan. EDI also maintains partnerships with business development and product distribution partners located in Canada and China.

Laurie Miller
319 Ramona St.
Palo Alto, CA 94402

319 Ramona St.
Palo Alto
(408) 624-1231
(408) 778-3648
Feb 2009