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XL Fleet showcases green upfits

March 9, 2020
All-new Chevrolet Silverado 2500, 3500 HD feature its XLH hybrid electric drive systems with regenerative braking

XL Fleet, which specializes in electrification for commercial and municipal fleets, recently debuted two new hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck options—the Silverado 2500 HD and the Silverado 3500 HD.

Both vehicles, which XL Fleet showcased during The Work Truck Show 2020 in Indianapolis IN, were equipped with XLH hybrid electric drive systems, representing the latest expansion of XL’s market-leading hybrid solutions for commercial and municipal fleets. The 3500 HD also featured an installed Knapheide service body.

“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 company said. The XLH system will include XL’s standard three-year, 75,000-mile warranty, with extended warranty options available.

“The all-new Silverado HD is a true work truck; our strongest, most capable HD ever,” said Ed Peper, US vice president of GM Fleet. “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.”

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