BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced leading fleets across a variety of industries are purchasing the XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive System. The award-winning XL3 is a revolutionarily simple solution that helps fleets lower operating costs and meet sustainability goals. Fleets benefit from a 20 percent reduction in CO2 emissions and an up to 25 percent increase in miles per gallon.
New municipalities deploying the XL3 system include the City of Long Beach, Calif., and Dakota County, Minn., while existing customer The City of Boston has also reordered. Columbia University is a new XL Hybrids customer, while existing customers Yale University and Harvard University have reordered hybrid-electric upfits. Xanterra Parks and Resorts is now using XL3 at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Rocky Mountain National Park. New commercial fleets ordering from XL Hybrids include Draught Services (a division of The Beer Store) in Canada and Walden Local Meat Co., while existing customer Liberty Utilities has reordered. These customers are deploying XL3 technology on many types of vehicles including Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans, Ford E-Series passenger shuttles, GM cargo vans, and GM 4500 passenger shuttles.
“The wide range of customers, vehicle types and applications demonstrates the versatility of the XL3 system to provide fuel economy improvements, operating cost reductions, and sustainability benefits to fleets,” said David Breault, business development manager for XL Hybrids. “Fleet customers continue to reorder because our system can be installed in just hours. Drivers can begin using the vehicles with no extra training, and there is zero impact to fleet operations.”
The XL3 saves fuel through regenerative braking, a process by which the electric motor helps slow the vehicle when the driver brakes to charge the battery. When the driver accelerates, the battery releases the energy to the electric motor, helping propel the vehicle. There is no need for charging the XL3 system.
“Despite historically low fuel prices across the United States, fleet operating cost savings and sustainability enhancements continue to be priorities for companies and municipalities, and our XL3 hybrid-electric upfit is a low-cost and seamless way to achieve both,” said Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer at XL Hybrids.
About XL Hybrids
XL Hybrids is the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, with technology that delivers increase in miles per gallon and sustainability benefits. Recognized as one of the World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, XL Hybrids supports customers such as The Coca-Cola Company and other major fleets. The award-winning XL3® Hybrid Electric Drive System and the XLP™ Plug-In Hybrid Electric Drive System are both revolutionarily simple solutions that help 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 and XLP systems can be installed in just hours. The technologies work seamlessly in the background with zero impact on fleet operations or service, and no driver training requirements. Certified in the Ford eQVM program, XL Hybrids is recognized as both a technology provider and an installer for the Electrification Qualified Vehicle Modifier program. XL Hybrids was founded by MIT alumni and is based in Boston. For more information, visit www.xlhybrids.com or on Twitter @XLHybrids.