Hyliion has partnered with Detmar Logistics to electrify more than 100 trucks of its fleet over the next five years. To launch the partnership, Detmar has placed an initial order of 10 Hyliion hybrid electric units.
“We’re thrilled to be building a lasting relationship with a business that shares our vision of a net-carbon-negative commercial transportation industry,” said Hyliion’s Founder and CEO Thomas Healy.
“Detmar is paving the way with their commitment to adopting alternative fuels, and we look forward to continuing to offer the practical solutions they need to help realize their goal of becoming a fully electrified fleet.”
Detmar owns and operates 127 trucks and hauls more than 200 loads of fracking sand per day.
“Oil and gas will continue to be an important part of the world’s energy future, and it’s imperative that we align with climate efforts to make our operations sustainable for generations to come,” Matthew Detmar, president and CEO of Detmar Logistics, said. “Hyliion’s approach to electrification by making improvements to our existing semi-trucks makes the most sense for us. We also see natural gas playing a significant role as an energy source for powering electric vehicles in the years ahead.”
The initial Hybrid units are being installed on Detmar’s Volvo trucks at Hyliion’s headquarters in Austin, Texas. Hyliion’s diesel and CNG hybrid solutions can be installed on most major Class 8 commercial trucks and are designed to improve performance, reduce emissions, lower fuel costs, and enhance the driver experience, according to the company.
“We want to work with our customers to keep American energy moving forward and oil and gas production sustainable,” Detmar added. “We believe in doing our part in pushing toward reliable, low carbon alternatives and we look forward to achieving that through Hyliion’s Hybrid solution and the Hypertruck ERX in the future.”