XL Fleet Receives Government Contract

By Staff Writer November 24, 2021

XL Fleet Corp., a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, was awarded a contract by the Defense Innovation Unit and the U.S. Army’s Project Manager Transportation Systems to prototype fuel-saving technology for military vehicles. After earning the opportunity through a highly competitive bidding process, XL Fleet is one of two companies awarded a contract to develop a pilot technology project over the course of the next year. This technology has the potential to be applied to tens of thousands of existing vehicles across a wide range of military applications. The pilot program began Oct. 1, 2021, and will run for 13 months.

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced the pilot program contract award on Nov. 22.

XL Fleet’s contract is a part of the DoD’s ongoing efforts to address some of the key fuel-saving efforts for its fleet of more than a quarter million military tactical vehicles.

Enhancing fuel efficiency and limiting the amount of its vehicles, the U.S. military can significantly reduce the logistical and transportation requirements of its fuel supply chain.

“We are honored by the opportunity to compete for this highly selective U.S. Government contract to develop fuel-saving solutions for a wide range of applications for tactical military vehicles,” said Tod Hynes, founder and president of XL Fleet."

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