Going Electric: Upfitting Your Isuzu NPR-HD with an Electric Drive System

As more and more businesses are incorporating electric vehicles into their fleets, Isuzu Commercial Trucks and Liberty Isuzu are more than happy to be going along for the ride. Not only does vehicle electrification reduce a fleet’s carbon footprint, but it also can save money in the long run.

For those fleets with Isuzu NPR-HD trucks, XL Fleet’s new XL Hybrid electric drive system is now available as an upfit option. The new electrification system enables Isuzu truck customers to electrify one of the country’s most popular medium-duty low-cab-forward vehicles. The Isuzu NPR-HD truck has long been a popular choice for tasks such as last-mile delivery, beverage distribution, utility work, and food service.

Featuring a lithium-ion battery, electric motor, inverter, and control software, the XL Hybrid system transforms traditional gas-powered NPR-HD trucks into hybrid electric units with no operational disruption to the fleet. The NPR-HD is the second Isuzu vehicle XL Fleet has electrified, after originally launching its hybrid system on the Isuzu Reach diesel walk-through van for a global delivery client a few years ago.

According to Shaun Skinner, President of Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America, “We are excited that XL Fleet has chosen our world-class NPR-HD to deploy their hybrid electric drive system. The superior maneuverability and all the other advantages of the Isuzu NPR-HD will bring many benefits to our fleet customers in the years to come.”

XL Fleet’s hybrid system is currently available on Isuzu NPR-HD trucks with a 6.6L gas powered engine, on 150- and 176-inch wheelbases, and with both standard and crew cab configurations.

Liberty Isuzu offers an entire range of new and used Isuzu Trucks – including the NPR-HD – as well as upfitting options. Whether you’re looking to add to your fleet or upfit your existing fleet, Liberty Isuzu is ready to help. Give us a call or stop in – we look forward to serving you.