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Companies join forces to offer haulers electrification-as-a-service

Smart waste solution specialist Rubicon has announced an agreement to bring XL Fleet’s electrification offerings to its network of waste and recycling hauler partners.

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The partners aim to accelerate fleet electrification by reducing upfront costs
The partners aim to accelerate fleet electrification by reducing upfront costs

Rubicon, a software platform that provides smart waste and recycling solutions, has struck an agreement with XL Fleet to bring its offerings to Rubicon’s network of waste and recycling hauler partners.

 

This will allow vehicle electrification solutions provider XL Fleet to grow its customer base by jointly approaching Rubicon’s entire partner network with an electrification-as-a-service (EaaS) offering.

 

Charging infrastructure

 

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. The network comprises more than 7,000 vendor and hauler partners across the US.

 

According to Rubicon it can significantly accelerate fleet electrification by reducing upfront costs and complexity. The agreement also creates an opportunity for infrastructure investors to deploy significant capital into clean vehicle and charging infrastructure assets.

 

“We are extremely proud to work with technology leaders like Rubicon and bring our comprehensive fleet electrification solutions to [its] broad partner base of fleet managers within the waste management space,” said Tod Hynes, founder and president at XL Fleet.

 

“This expands on our existing initiatives and agreements to electrify waste and recycling fleets as companies in the space increasingly look to electrification to meet their sustainability goals.”

 

He continued: “With the help of XL Fleet’s electrification offering, Rubicon will be able to offer solutions to its partner network, and bring enhanced cost-efficiency, convenience, and performance to [its] fleets.”

“This expands on our existing initiatives and agreements to electrify waste and recycling fleets as companies in the space increasingly look to electrification to meet their sustainability goals”

With more than 150 million customer miles driven and 4,300 units on the road, XL Fleet claims it is the leader in 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.

 

“We are committed to securing smart waste and recycling solutions for our customers and partners worldwide, who are now increasingly looking to electrify their fleets and drive tangible sustainability success in their businesses and operations,” added David Rachelson, chief sustainability officer at Rubicon.

 

“With XL Fleet’s cutting-edge electrification solutions, analytics capabilities, and charging infrastructure, we can deliver real value to our customers by streamlining the process of fleet electrification.”

 

XL Fleet claims its hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems can increase fuel economy up to 25-50 per cent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 20-33 per cent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals while enhancing fleet operations.

 

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