XL Fleet Installs Charging Infrastructure to Power Apex Clean Energy’s Electrified Vehicle Deployments
Leading clean energy company electrified its work truck fleet with XL Fleet plug-in hybrid and hybrid systems on its F-Series pickup trucks earlier this year
Charging deployment was managed by the XL Grid and World Energy teams and includes 12 chargers across six wind farm facilities in Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois
BOSTON, December 21, 2021 – XL Fleet Corp. (NYSE: XL) (“XL Fleet” or the “Company”), a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced it has completed installation on a series of charging station deployments for Apex Clean Energy (“Apex”), a leading clean energy company that develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities throughout North America.
The deployment includes 12 dual-port, level 2 chargers that were installed at six different wind farm facilities across Texas, Oklahoma and Illinois. The charging infrastructure has been added to power ten Ford F-series pickups equipped with XL Fleet plug-in hybrid electric drive systems that Apex deployed in its service fleet earlier this year, which was previously announced on April 7. In addition, the stations are intended to prepare the facilities for additional EV investments moving forward as Apex continues to invest in meeting its sustainability goals through vehicle electrification.
Installation was managed by the World Energy Efficiency Services team that joined the XL Grid business as a wholly owned subsidiary of XL Fleet in May, extending the Company’s electrification solutions to include a comprehensive and integrated suite of hybrid electric drivetrains, charging infrastructure, and energy efficiency consulting and project management services.
“Apex continues to invest heavily in our commitment to sustainability and driving the clean energy economy, and working with XL Fleet as our electrification partner has enabled us to move forward quickly on our EV strategy,” said Mark Goodwin, president and CEO of Apex Clean Energy.
“XL Fleet is committed to helping Apex and other sustainability-minded companies to accelerate their path to electrification, even in rural areas where access to EVs has been extremely limited,” said Eric Tech, CEO of XL Fleet. “This is a great example of how XL Fleet is leveraging our experience and our solution suite to help customers remove barriers to electrification, gain access to charging infrastructure and move forward on achieving their comprehensive sustainability goals.”
About XL Fleet Corp.
XL Fleet is a leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 170 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL Fleet’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems can significantly increase fuel economy and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals while enhancing fleet operations. For additional information, please visit www.xlfleet.com.
About Apex Clean Energy
Apex Clean Energy develops, constructs, and operates utility-scale wind and solar power facilities across North America. Our mission-driven team of more than 250 renewable energy experts uses a data-focused approach and an unrivaled portfolio of projects to create solutions for the world’s most innovative and forward-thinking customers. For more information on how Apex is leading the transition to a clean energy future, visit apexcleanenergy.com or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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