XL Fleet, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, debuted two new hybrid-electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck options at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show, March 3-6 in Indianapolis.
XL Fleet displayed an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 2500 HD in the Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles booth and an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 3500 HD with an installed Knapheide service body in the XL Fleet booth. Both vehicles are equipped with the XLH hybrid electric drive system, representing the latest expansion of XL’s market-leading hybrid solutions for commercial and municipal fleets.
“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,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, CEO of XL Fleet. “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.”
The XLH hybrid electric platform for the Silverado features a high-efficiency lithium ion battery, inverter and electric traction motor, which propels the vehicle forward during acceleration and captures energy through regenerative braking during deceleration. As with the rest of the XLH hybrid electric upfit applications, 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.
Ed Peper, U.S. vice president of GM Fleet, added, “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.”