Hybrid And Electric Tech Moves To Silicon Valley

Hybrid and electric drivetrain technology will soon be developed in California’s Silicon Valley.

Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. (EDI) announced this week it will open its global innovation center and headquarters in the Silicon Valley.

EDI added an office location has been selected in Milpitas, California, close to automotive and technology innovators like Tesla motors, Cisco, Sandisk and more. EDI expects to open its new offices in January 2015.

The company describes itself as a global leader in advanced, high-efficiency hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions,

“By establishing the Silicon Valley Innovation Center, EDI is well prepared to support new market and customer opportunities,” said CEO Joerg Ferchau. “Our goal is to create an open, collaborative innovation center that inspires EDI team members, our partners, and the industry at large to push the boundaries of clean tech innovation. The Silicon Valley represents the epitome of technology advancement-something we are deeply committed to at EDI. We are thrilled to be near some of the world’s leading technology brands.”

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The new global headquarters brings together EDI’s research and development teams, sales, marketing, and administration in 30,000 square feet of space dedicated to its development, manufacturing, and global operations, stated the company.

In addition to housing the company’s many corporate and administrative functions, EDI will launch a new Innovation Center where its expert technology team will collaborate directly with customers to build “world’s first” PHEV and EV solutions, explained EDI. The initial Innovation Center project roster has been identified and will include customer representation from North America, China, and Korea.

EDI’s current Dixon, California presence will continue operations, serving as a development, demonstration and Americas support center. EDI also said it will maintain its development and manufacturing operations in Beijing and Wuxi, China.


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