Hybrid and electric drivetrain solutions company Efficient Drivetrains Inc. and First Priority GreenFleet announced an agreement to produce alternative fuel commercial vehicles.
EDI offers a line of electric and hybrid-electric drivetrains as well as telematics and charging solutions. FP GreenFleet will provide volume manufacturing and service capabilities for EDI customers.
The companies will produce all-electric zero emissions and hybrid vehicles from Class 2 through Class 8, for applications such as logistics, emergency response and utilities, among others.
The partnership with EDI is designed to scale up California-based alternative fuel vehicle manufacturing in the Central Valley as well as to carry out the state’s Sustainable Freight Action Plan, Zero-Emission Vehicle Action Plan and other clean vehicle initiatives.
“As we enter a new era of vehicle technology development, and quickly growing emissions reduction mandates, companies must co-innovate to help solve the technology and manufacturing and service gap in the medium- and heavy-duty industry,” said Joerg Ferchau, CEO of EDI. “The partnership between First Priority GreenFleet and EDI combines world-class technology with vehicle manufacturing and service capabilities which enables the medium- and heavy-duty vehicle industry to quickly meet their urgently needed emissions reduction goals.”
Earlier this year, First Priority GreenFleet acquired the assets of Electric Vehicles International (EVI), a California-basesd company that makes battery-electric light- and medium-duty trucks as well as a plug-in-hybrid utility service truck. It also sells powertrains and performs conversions.