The idea of hybrid pickups and larger vehicles is catching on with aftermarket outfitters have taken on the cause. Recently, Workhorse of Loveland, Ohio, unveiled its own electric pickup with a range of 80 miles, and a 300-mile-plus range using an onboard gasoline-engine power generator. Now, Boston-based XL Hybrids has pulled the wraps off its XLP product line, an upfit for half-ton pickups. The company says the system delivers a 50 percent improvement in overall fuel economy. Its XLP solution will build on the existing XL3 hybrid powertrain introduced in 2013, which has logged more than 35 million miles in vehicles for fleet customers including Coca-Cola, reports ChargedEVs webmag.

XL Hybrids sells a hybrid upfit for half-ton trucks that the company says will boost fuel economy by 50 percent.

Aftermarket takes up electrified-pickup charge: