Massachusetts’ XL Hybrids continues to gain momentum for its $8,000 upfits, and will announce today that testing by an EPA-certified laboratory has confirmed a fuel consumption reduction of 21.2% for its hybrid electric vehicles.
“Commercial fleets are searching for technologies to reduce fuel consumption and offset rising oil and fuel prices, and HEVs are a compelling solution with immediate fuel savings and a short payback period,” the company says.
“Being able to prove fuel consumption reduction is very import,” said XL co-founder and supply chain VP Clay Siegert.
Installations by Henley AAMCO
Siegert confirmed that XL is using Parker Hannifin motors for its hybrid upfits, as was revealed at ACT Expo last month (F&F, May 21).
XL is still not revealing its battery supplier.
The HEV upfits are currently offered for GM 2500-series vans.
Since ACT Expo, XL said that Henley Transmission Services, with nine New England locations the largest franchise holder of AAMCO automotive service centers, has agreed to certify technicians to install and service XL’s hybrid electric conversions (F&F, June 4).
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