Echo Automotive Adds Ship-Through Capability for Fleet Electrification

Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products (CVP) will be distributing and installing plug-in hybrid electric fleet vehicle systems from Echo Automotive Inc., developer of the EchoDrive platform.

‘Echo has created a non-intrusive plug-in hybrid system that can deliver hard-dollar cost savings for 10 years,’ says John Forest, vice president of install operations for Leggett & Platt CVP. ‘Fleets can increase fuel efficiency by 50 perfect.’

Leggett & Platt CVP will be able to offer EchoDrive though a one-stop experience for fleet owners via its ship-through process and custom-upfitting capabilities. The company will begin taking orders for the EchoDrive system later this year and offer Echo-certified installation of the system for new vehicles beginning in the first quarter of 2015.

‘This partnership supports our business strategy, widens our distribution and installation footprint, and makes it even easier for fleets to adopt EchoDrive,’ says Jason Plotke, Echo Automotive's chairman and president.

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