Dallas’ Alternative Fuel Trucker GreenPath Logistics Orders 50 Electric/Natural Gas ‘Hypertrucks’

GreenPath uses only vehicles powered by alternative fuels to haul freight for Amazon, UPS, the USPS and more. Now it's ordering 50 Hypertruck ERX units from Texas-based Hyliion. The Hypertruck's electric powertrain is recharged by an onboard natural gas generator.

Hypertrucks being bought by GreenPath

GreenPath Logistics is a 100% alternative-fuel trucking company based in Dallas, with customers including Amazon, UPS, and the United States Postal Service. Now it’s ordered 50 Hypertruck ERX units from Texas-based Hyliion Holdings to help electrify its fleet.  

The Hypertruck ERX is an electric powertrain for Class 8 commercial trucks that’s recharged by an onboard natural gas generator. 

By using the 700+ commercial natural gas vehicle filling stations across North America, the Hypertruck enables long range and quick refueling, Hyliion says. When fueled with renewable natural gas, it can provide net-negative carbon emissions to commercial fleets.

‘A momentous next step’

“The deployment of Hypertruck ERX units in our operations is a momentous next step in our electrification journey that will benefit the environment, our company, and our drivers,” said James Purvis, president of GreenPath Logistics, in a statement.

With the addition of the GreenPath Logistics order, Hyliion now has 150 Hypertruck ERX production slots confirmed, with reservations for nearly 2,000 additional units.

GreenPath is an early adopter of Hyliion technology

In December, GreenPath placed an initial order of 20 Hybrid eX units from Hyliion. It will collaborate with Hyliion to begin the initial controlled fleet trials for the Hypertruck ERX in their operations later this year.

“GreenPath Logistics’ resolute commitment to sustainability and alternative fuels make them an incredibly valuable Hypertruck Innovation Council member,” said Thomas Healy, founder and CEO of Hyliion, “and I’m thrilled that their experience with our powertrain solutions has led to further collaboration and the integration of Hypertruck ERX units in their fleet.” 

Healy founded Hyliion in 2015 while a student at Carnegie Mellon and relocated the startup to Texas in 2018. Now headquartered north of Austin, Hyliion went public (NYSE:HYLN) in October 2020 in a business combination with special purpose acquisition company Tortoise Acquisition Corp.

GreenPath moves freight for Amazon, UPS, USPS and more

Founded in 2019, GreenPath’s freight customers include Amazon, UPS, and the United States Postal Service. It says its Dallas location allows it to transport to the East and West Coasts as efficiently as moving freight north and south. 

The company’s services include dedicated truckload, dry van, flatbed, expedited, and lift gate trucking. Its fleet currently operates over 100 Class A and B power units.

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