Electrifying the waste and recycling industry is a significant opportunity as fleets look to meet their sustainability goals, XL Fleet’s founder and president Tod Hynes said. The collaboration between the two companies looks to capitalize on this. - Photo: By andreas160578 from Pixabay 

Electrifying the waste and recycling industry is a significant opportunity as fleets look to meet their sustainability goals, XL Fleet’s founder and president Tod Hynes said. The collaboration between the two companies looks to capitalize on this.

Photo: By andreas160578 from Pixabay 

XL Fleet Corp. announced in a recent news release an agreement with Rubicon to bring XL Fleet’s offerings for fleet electrification to Rubicon’s network of waste and recycling hauler partners.

This will allow XL Fleet to grow its customer base by jointly approaching Rubicon’s expansive partner network with the electrification-as-a-service offering. XL Fleet aims to provide hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid, and all-electric solutions, as well as deliver charging infrastructure through its XL Grid division, as a complete, end-to-end offering to Rubicon’s network of more than 7,000 vendor and hauler partners across the United States. XL Fleet and Rubicon can accelerate fleet electrification in this space by reducing upfront costs and complexity. This also creates an opportunity for infrastructure investors to deploy capital into clean vehicle and charging infrastructure assets.

With over 150 million customer miles driven and more than 4,300 units on the road, XL Fleet provides fleet electrification solutions for Class 2-6 commercial and municipal vehicles, with plans to expand its product offering into heavy duty applications including waste management. The company is excited to advance on its electrification-as-a-service offering and accelerate the electrification of Rubicon’s network of hauler partners. 

This latest partnership builds on XL Fleet’s existing initiatives in the waste and recycling space announced earlier this year, including a key partnership with refuse trucks provider Curbtender, to develop all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet

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