XL Fleet’s XLP plug-in hybrid electric drive technology is being expanded for use across a range of fleet vehicles from General Motors. The platform is expected to begin shipping on select configurations of the Chevrolet and GMC Silverado / Sierra 2500 HD and 3500 HD pickup trucks in the first quarter of 2021, and on Chevrolet and GMC 3500 and 4500 cutaway chassis in the second quarter of 2021.
The company’s lineup of plug-in hybrid electric drive systems improve fuel economy by increasing miles per gallon by up to 50 percent, according to the company, and reduce CO2 emissions by approximately one-third. It is also the company’s first plug-in hybrid system to be available for Chevrolet and GMC fleet vehicles, adding to a broad range of XL hybrid systems currently available for GM products.
These new product offerings further expand XL’s reach into a wide range of mission-critical electrified fleet applications, including electric utilities, emergency response units, last mile delivery vehicles and other highly specialized and demanding applications.
“GM Fleet vehicles are built to meet the rigorous performance requirements of today’s most demanding applications,” said Jim Connelly, Manager of Commercial & Specialty Vehicles, GM Fleet. “Adding XL’s plug-in hybrid electric upfit technology to these tried-and-true GM Fleet vehicles can provide a tested and flexible option for customers looking to electrify their work truck applications immediately.”