XL Fleet expanded its electrified powertrains to include a hybrid electric drive system for the Ford F-550 Super Duty chassis. XL Fleet developed and brought the system to market within six months to meet a growing commercial fleet demand. Applications including municipal transportation, utilities, construction equipment, and customer service vehicles suit the chassis.
XL Fleet will upfit the vehicles with its hybrid electric drive system and start deliveries by the end of 2020. Vehicles equipped with XL Fleet’s hybrid electric drive system improve fuel economy while reducing emissions.
XL Fleet CEO, Dimitri Kazarinoff, says the launch is a great example of XL Fleet’s “responsive business model and capabilities.”
He says it also shows XL’s ability to bring new products to market when demand warrants it.
“Our product development strategy remains focused on providing sustainable solutions for a wide range of popular fleet vehicles not being electrified by OEMs,” says Tod Hynes, founder and chief strategy officer of XL Fleet. “The commercial market for electrified medium- to heavy-duty vehicles is large, but very fragmented. XL Fleet’s nimble product development approach enables the company to be very responsive to customer demand, particularly in the Class 5-6 and Class 7-8 ranges where EV options are extremely limited.”
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