October 20, 2022 09:33 AM Central Standard Time
The exclusively alternative fuel fleet company was the first to conduct controlled trials for Hyliion’s Class 8 electric powertrain
Dallas-based GreenPath Logistics (GPL), one of the largest privately owned, 100% alternative fuel fleet companies in the United States, has completed the first controlled fleet trial with the Hypertruck ERX™ powertrain. Manufactured by Hyliion (NYSE: HYLN), the Hypertruck ERX is an electric powertrain that is recharged by an onboard natural gas generator for Class 8 commercial trucks.
GPL deployed a demonstration vehicle equipped with the Hypertruck ERX powertrain in its operations throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and across Texas to gain real-time feedback on the operational performance of the vehicle. The vehicle’s deployment provided a wide range of delivery services – from U.S. mail deliveries to full-load deliveries.
Earlier this year, GPL placed an order for 50 Hypertruck ERX units backed by deposits. Production is expected to begin in late 2023. The addition of the Hypertruck ERX powertrain is a natural next step as GPL has been successfully operating 30 of Hyliion’s Class 8 hybrid-electric trucks in its fleet for more than a year.
“We are committed to providing our customers with reliable, cost-effective transportation solutions that help them reduce carbon emissions and meet their sustainability goals,” said Shan Zaidi, president of NGV Global Group, the parent company of GPL. “Hyliion is a valued partner and adding the Hypertruck ERX to our fleet enables us to continue expanding the alternative fuel technologies available to our customers.”
GPL’s current fleet includes about 200 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas and renewable natural gas, as well as the hybrid-electric trucks. During the fleet trial with the Hypertruck ERX demonstration vehicle, GPL’s best and most experienced drivers were offered the opportunity to test the vehicle and provide feedback to Hyliion, which will be helpful in advancing the powertrain’s path to commercialization.
“Recruiting and retaining commercial licensed drivers is a challenge in our industry,” Zaidi said. “Offering our most seasoned drivers the opportunity to test the latest and greatest technologies – like the Hypertruck ERX – is an important driver retention tool for GPL.”
“Completing our first controlled fleet trial was an important milestone for Hyliion, and I am proud to have partnered with GreenPath Logistics to utilize our Hypertruck ERX demonstration vehicle in their operations to great success. As champions of alternative fuel, GPL shares Hyliion’s commitment to sustainability, and I look forward to seeing how our technology can add further value to their customers,” said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion.
About GreenPath Logistics
GreenPath Logistics (GPL), a subsidiary of NGV Global Group founded in 2020, is one of the largest privately owned, 100% alternative fuel transportation companies in the United States. The transportation industry is among the largest contributors of greenhouse gas emissions, and GPL helps customers reduce carbon emissions by up to 85% and improve their environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores through alternative fuel solutions. GPL’s fleet includes about 200 medium- and heavy-duty vehicles that operate on compressed natural gas and renewable natural gas, as well as hybrid-electric vehicles. Based in Dallas, GPL recently opened an office in Houston to support its growing service area, which includes Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico. For more information, visit www.greenpathlogistics.com.
Hyliion’s mission is to reduce the carbon intensity and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Class 8 commercial trucks by being a leading provider of electrified powertrain solutions. Leveraging advanced software algorithms and data analytics capabilities, Hyliion offers fleets an easy, efficient system to decrease fuel and operating expenses while seamlessly integrating with their existing fleet operations. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Hyliion designs, develops, and sells electrified powertrain solutions that are designed to be installed on most major Class 8 commercial trucks, with the goal of transforming the commercial transportation industry’s environmental impact at scale. For more information, visit www.hyliion.com.
About the Hypertruck ERX
The Hypertruck ERX is an electric powertrain that is recharged by an onboard natural gas generator for Class 8 commercial trucks that aims to provide lower operating costs, emissions reductions, and superior performance. Utilizing the 700+ commercial natural gas vehicle filling stations across North America, it enables long range and quick refueling, and when fueled with renewable natural gas, can provide net-negative carbon emissions to commercial fleets.