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.
“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.
“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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