XL Fleet is initiating the launch of a new division of the company that will provide charging infrastructure, energy storage, and power solutions for electrified fleets.
XL is launching its XL Grid division following a new partnership with a commercial electric vehicle supply equipment supplier, according to the company. XL Fleet customers can now purchase XL Grid charging systems separately or as part of an order for vehicles with the company’s electrified powertrain.
“XL Grid is a critical component of our Electrification as a Service strategy, and positions XL Fleet to provide customers with comprehensive energy solutions including charging stations, onsite energy storage, solar power, and optimized energy supply and management,” said Tod Hynes, founder and chief strategy officer of XL Fleet.
“We believe we are well-positioned to capitalize on the tremendous demand for charging infrastructure and EV adoption, supported by our established track record and portfolio of over 200 customers using our products today,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, CEO of XL Fleet.
The company currently has over 200 fleet customers across the U.S. and Canada and expects they will require at least 100,000 charging stations in the next several years based on their growing demand for electric vehicles, according to the company.
“The anticipated demand for 100,000 charging stations is actually a conservative figure based on the interest we’re seeing from our customers,” said Eric Foellmer, director of marketing.
XL’s 200 fleet customers collectively have over 1 million vehicles on the road, according to Foellmer, including one customer that has one of the largest fleets in the world. “They’re looking to implement a sizeable percentage of that 100,000-station charging infrastructure themselves,” Foellmer said.
Foellmer added that these infrastructure plans will be rolled out over the next several years, a gradual process as electrification becomes more prominent.