XL3 Hybrid Drive Upfits Become Available in Utah
Massachusetts-based XL Hybrids and Lancer Automotive Group have disclosed a non-exclusive installation partnership and distribution agreement for Lancer to install XL’s XL3 hybrid electric drives – augmenting propane autogas, compressed natural gas and electric drive upfits currently offered by South Salt Lake City-based Lancer.
“XL Hybrids’ powertrain technology makes economic sense for our fleet customers, offering a solid return on investment,” Lancer VP Scott Brandeberry said in a release. “This agreement paves the way for the fleets we serve to boost fuel economy and reduce total life cycle costs, while supporting their sustainability goals.”
The XL3 drive installs in about six hours “and is the lowest-priced, highest quality hybrid system available for GM and Ford passenger and cargo vans, as well as cutaways and stripped chassis,” XL says.
‘On the Road Immediately’
“Fleets are able to get on the road immediately after installation because the technology requires no driver training, special plugs, or fueling stations.”
The pact with Lancer “is part of our long-term strategy to make our hybrid electric powertrain accessible to fleets across the country,” said XL cofounder and VP Clay Siegert. “Our growing network of upfitters will give fleet managers greater confidence that they can turn to trusted resources with convenient service locations.”
XL says that its non-plug-in upfits “deliver a 25% increase in miles driven per gallon.”
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