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XL Hybrids Reports CARB Approval

October 14, 2014 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive on Sale Now in California for the First Time

XL Hybrids reports California Air Resources Board approval of its aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012 to 2014 model year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans into hybrid electric vehicles.

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 conversions of GM vans in California.

XL Hybrids is now offering its XL3 conversions of GM vans in California.

“The XL Hybrids XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is on sale now in California for the first time,” the company said this morning.

“XL Hybrids is blazing a trail with the industry’s first CARB aftermarket hybrid electric vehicle conversion EO,” XL Hybrids CTO Ed Lovelace said in a release.

ERG for California Upfits

XL said too today that it has an installation and distribution agreement with Emissions Retrofit Group. ERG has facilities in Sacramento, Oakland, Redding and Ontario, Calif.

XL Hybrids at this week's APTA Expo 2014 in Houston

XL Hybrids is showing a Ford-chassis shuttle bus at this week’s APTA Expo in Houston

“Our XL3 Hybrid System is especially effective for fleets with immediate commercial vehicle sustainability requirements, and for high mileage users because the price point makes financial sense for many California businesses and organizations – even without government incentives,” he said.

“Our simple, quick-install system helps combat ever-increasing fuel prices, while helping to meet sustainability goals.”

25% Fuel Economy Improvement

The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System has been shown to increase miles driven per gallon by approximately 25% in real-world fleet vehicle driving, XL says. The firm described XL3 as a regenerative braking system, which requires no special fueling stations, plug-ins or maintenance.

“Fleets can rapidly adopt the XL3 system because there is no driver training required, no new fueling infrastructure required, and the install takes less than one day. Plus driver productivity increases because drivers can spend more time on their routes, and less time at the pump.”

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Source: XL Hybrids with Fleets & Fuels follow-up



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