Echo Automotive took this year’s Green Award at the Work Truck Show.

The EchoDrive bolt-on hybrid electric kit for fleet vehicles was judged greenest of the green. This is the second year in a row that EchoDrive was honored at The Work Truck Show: the product won the Editor’s Choice Award for new product innovation at the 2013 event.

EchoDrive is a plug-in system that includes an advanced battery, electric motor, inverter and charger. The components work together to provide torque assistance and recover braking energy. While other hybrid systems replace or alter the OEM powertrain, EchoDrive bolts directly to the vehicle. Its non-invasive saves fuel without affecting the original OEM warranty.

Green Award judges praised EchoDrive for offering a complete fuel-saving package that can be easily added to or removed from existing vehicles. Echo-certified technicians can install EchoDrive in four to six hours using existing mounts, keeping vehicle downtime to a minimum.

Work Truck Show attendees were able to test-drive a Ford E-250 cargo van equipped with EchoDrive during the Green Truck Ride-and-Drive held as part of the show.

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