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March 2, 2020

XL Fleet to Launch Hybrid Electric Upfit Technology on Chevrolet Silverado HD Pickup Family at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show

BOSTON, March 2, 2020 — XL Fleet, the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, will debut two new hybrid electric Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck options at NTEA’s The Work Truck Show, March 3-6 in Indianapolis, the company announced today.

XL Fleet will display an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 2500 HD in the Chevrolet Commercial Vehicles booth (#1829) and an upfitted hybrid electric Silverado 3500 HD with an installed Knapheide service body in the XL Fleet booth (#3175). 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. XL Fleet will be hosting a press conference on Wednesday, March 4 from 3:35-4:00 PM in booth 3175 to officially introduce the new vehicles, which will begin shipping this spring.

“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.” 

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.” 

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 3-year, 75,000-mile warranty, with extended warranty options available. 

XL Fleet will be taking orders for both vehicles during The Work Truck show and expects to begin delivering the HEV Silverado 2500 HD platform in the second quarter of 2020, with the 3500 HD model following closely behind.

For more information about XL Fleet’s electrification technology, or to schedule an appointment with the company during The Work Truck Show March 3-6, visit or contact


About XL Fleet

XL Fleet is the leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 100 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems can increase fuel economy up to 25-50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 20-33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals while enhancing fleet operations. XL's plug-in hybrid electric drive system was named one of TIME magazine's best inventions of 2019.