Claim Industry-First Approval from California Air Resources Board
Fuel-saving XL Hybrids upfits are now eligible for HVIP/Heavy Duty Voucher Incentive Project finding from the California Air Resources Board, XL says. The CARB decision applies to General Motors 2500 and 3500 passenger and cargo vans with XL3 hybrid upfits, making the conversions more accessible to California fleets.
Businesses and organizations with fleets in California can receive $2,500 vouchers for each GM van fitted with the XL3 hybrid electric drive system, XL says – “for up to 100 vehicles per fleet.” The second 100 vehicles per fleet can receive $2,000 for each modified GM van.
“XL Hybrids continues to blaze the trail in California with the first HVIP-eligible hybrid electric vehicle conversion of newly purchased GM vans with under 3,500 miles,” XL Hybrids CTO Ed Lovelace said in his company’s HVIP announcement.
Urban and Stop-and-Go Fleets
“Our XL3 Hybrid System is especially effective for fleets in urban settings and vehicles in stop-and-go traffic, delivering immediate fuel savings and sustainability benefits to corporate fleets.
“HVIP eligibility also establishes that CARB recognizes the value of hybrid electric conversions as a catalyst towards meeting the long-range greenhouse gas reduction and air quality goals,” Lovelace said.
XL Does the Paperwork
“It’s easy for fleets to take advantage of the HVIP program with XL Hybrids because we do all the heavy lifting for California fleets converting their GM vans to hybrids,” said XL co-founder and COO Clay Siegert.
“GM vans can be conveniently and efficiently upfitted with our XL3 system through partner installation facilities across California,” he said. “Once the conversion is completed, XL Hybrids submits the voucher paperwork on behalf of the fleet.”
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