XL Fleet Corp., a provider of fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced the acquisition of World Energy Efficiency Services LLC for total cash and stock consideration of approximately $16 million. World Energy is a provider of energy efficiency, renewable technology, electric vehicle charging station and other energy solutions to customers across the New England region.

“Availability of robust electric vehicle charging and infrastructure solutions is critical to meeting the long-term fleet electrification goals of the global industry and our customers,” said Tod Hynes, founder and president of XL Fleet. “Some of our largest customers have identified that fleet facility power constraints create a unique and large challenge when trying to charge dozens and even hundreds of vehicles at the same location. The team at World Energy is filled with experts that can help solve this problem by incorporating energy efficiency measures and solar power, while integrating EV charging to increase the amount of energy available for fleet vehicle charging.”

“The highly strategic bolt-on acquisition is consistent with our growth strategy, our focus on electrification as a service, and was enabled by our new public platform with more than $400 million of cash,” said Dimitri Kazarinoff, chief executive officer of XL Fleet. “As our customers look to install and operationalize their electric fleets, they will need seamless electric charging infrastructure. Our customers will greatly benefit from the supplementary energy efficiency services that we will gain with the acquisition of World Energy and its experienced team. World Energy amplifies the value of our XL Grid division by embedding critical charging solutions to deliver energy and cost savings to our expanding base of customers.”

“World Energy’s track record of winning in the energy efficiency utilities space within the U.S. market positions us to bring incredible value to XL Fleet’s suite of fleet electrification and charging infrastructure solutions,” said Rick Galipeau, president of World Energy. “We are tremendously excited about joining the XL Fleet team and bringing our commercial relationships to their world-class platform.”