EchoDrive PHEV System Now Available for Chevy Express, GMC Savana
Echo Automotive, manufacturers of a “low-cost, bolt-on, plug-in hybrid system,” will be making their EchoDrive PHEV system available for 2010-2014 model year General Motors vans, which include the Chevy Express and the GMC Savana.
“The addition of support for the Chevrolet Express platform is a natural expansion for EchoDrive from both a technical and a market perspective, and one that allows more fleets to benefit more fully from our EchoDrive plug-in hybrid system,” said Dan Kennedy, CEO of Echo Automotive, in a statement. “We look forward to demonstrating the impact EchoDrive delivers to fleet managers in reducing operating costs, delivering greater fuel efficiency and promoting sustainability across both the Ford and GM platforms.”
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According to Echo Automotive, advantages to using the EchoDrive PHEV system include a fuel efficiency increase of up to 50 percent, risk-free powertrain integration backed by a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty, and a quick (4-6 hour) installation time.
The EchoDrive PHEV system recently took home the 2014 Green Award at The Work Truck Show in Indianapolis for the second year in a row. It was praised for the ease with which it can be installed/uninstalled and for its effectiveness in saving fuel and reducing emissions.
Are you a fleet/commercial driver who calls a Chevy Express or GMC Savana their office? Would you consider installing the EchoDrive PHEV system?
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