BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced the successful installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Montgomery County Maryland cargo vans. The recently retrofitted vans support Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s goal to reduce Maryland’s Greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent by 2020.
“By converting 10 Ford cargo vans we are already seeing over 25 percent increase in miles driven per gallon thanks to the XL Hybrids system, and we are expecting annual operating costs savings of tens of thousands of dollars overall,” said William Griffiths, division chief of Montgomery County. “We have 149 vans in our fleet and expect to convert at least 10 additional vans with the XL Hybrids system in July of this year.”
The current 10 hybrid electric vans are being used at the County Maintenance Department for plumbers, electricians and road safety crews.
“We’re happy to be working with a major municipal fleet like Montgomery County,” said Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids’ co-founder and vice president. “With the XL Hybrids charge-sustaining powertrain, these vans will see reduced fuel usage, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and a quick return on investment. This technology has greater than 99.9 percent availability with no impact on fleet operations and maintenance schedules.”
About XL Hybrids
XL Hybrids is the leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, with technology that delivers a 25 percent increase in miles per gallon and reduces carbon dioxide emissions. Recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company in 2014, XL Hybrids supports customers such as The Coca-Cola Company and FedEx. The award-winning XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is a revolutionarily simple solution that helps commercial and municipal fleets lower operating costs and meet sustainability goals. Compatible with new and existing Class 2 to 6 commercial fleet vehicles, the XL3 system can be installed in less than six hours. It works seamlessly in the background with zero impact on fleet operations or service, and no driver training or infrastructure requirements. XL Hybrids was founded by MIT alumni and is based in Boston. For more information, visit www.xlhybrids.com or on Twitter @XLHybrids.