Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc.

Photo via Efficient Drivetrains, Inc. 

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.