BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--XL Hybrids, Inc., the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced that new ship-through codes are available for its XLH hybrid-electric system on the Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana full-size vans and cutaways. As part of the strategic agreement, fleet managers can seamlessly order and take delivery of XLH-upfitted Chevrolet and GMC vans starting with 6.0-liter models, and 4.3-liter models will be added in the third quarter.
“XL Hybrids is streamlining the path for customers to electrify their Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana fleets in a way that’s simple, cost-effective and efficient,” said Clay Siegert, chief operating officer for XL Hybrids.
David Kanous, director of commercial fleet and dealer operations, General Motors Fleet, added, “Electrifying a Chevrolet or GMC van or cutaway is a great way to marry utility, functionality and sustainability in one hard-working package.”
Installation of the XLH hybrid-electric system can be completed in a few hours as a ship-through upfit. XL Hybrids’ ship-through codes offer a choice of installation at Knapheide Manufacturing or Adrian Steel, both located near General Motors’ Wentzville, Missouri assembly plant.
Fleets with XLH technology can enjoy up to a 25 percent increase in fuel economy and accompanying reductions in CO2 emissions, while still maintaining the base vehicles’ rated power, torque and work capability. XLH technology leaves the GM engine, transmission, fuel system and exhaust system intact. The XLH upfit includes XL Link™ technology, which collects hundreds of operational data points – such as miles driven, fuel usage, idling time and average speed – to monitor system health, ensure vehicle uptime and report MPG performance from the field.
About XL Hybrids
XL Hybrids is the leader in connected fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, relied on by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. With the revolutionarily simple XLH™ Hybrid Electric System and the XLP™ Plug-In Hybrid Electric System, fleet customers can increase fuel economy by around 25 percent and 50 percent respectively for Class 2 to 6 commercial fleets, as well as decrease operating costs, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and meet sustainability goals with zero impact on fleet operations or service. XL Hybrids works with Ford, General Motors and Isuzu to upfit new commercial vehicles with XL electrified technology as part of each OEM’s new vehicle manufacturing supply chain. Founded by MIT alumni and funded by Constellation Technology Ventures, IKEA Group and private investors, XL Hybrids is based in Boston. For more information, visit www.xlhybrids.com or on Twitter @XLHybrids.