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XL Fleet to Launch Hybrid Electric Upfit Technology on Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickup Family at the Work Truck Show


2020 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD Custom

XL Fleet will debut two new hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck options at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show, March 3-6 in Indianapolis.

XL Fleet will display an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 2500 HD in the Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles booth (#1829). In the XL FLeet booth (#3175), attendees will see an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 3500 HD with a Knapheide body. Both vehicles are equipped with the XLH hybrid electric drive system. XL Fleet will host a press conference on Wednesday, from 3:35-4:00 pm in its booth to introduce the new vehicles.

“The launch of these two new Silverado upfit technology platforms represents an exciting expansion of our work with GM Fleet as well as our growing line of hybrid electric pickup trucks, which have become some of our most popular vehicles in recent years,” Dimitri Kazarinoff, CEO of XL Fleet, says. “Hybrid fleet trucks are still the most viable green transportation option for most fleets, given the significant impact they can have on fuel economy and sustainability goals without disrupting operations or performance.”

Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet, adds, “The all-new Silverado HD is a true work truck; our strongest, most capable HD ever. When you combine that with XL Fleet’s hybrid upfit technology, together we’re able to provide our shared customers an innovative truck solution they’ve been asking for.”


The XLH hybrid electric platform for the Silverado features a high-efficiency lithium ion battery, inverter, and electric traction motor. This propels the vehicle forward during acceleration and captures energy through regenerative braking during deceleration. The system requires no external power or charging infrastructure to operate, and all OEM factory warranties remain intact. The XLH system will include XL’s standard three-year, 75,000-mile warranty with extended warranty options available.

XL Fleet will take orders for both vehicles during the Show. Expected delivery of the HEV Silverado 2500 HD platform begins in April with the 3500 HD model following closely behind.

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