Montgomery County Takes 15-Unit Add-On
Maryland’s Montgomery County has taken 15 additional Ford vans with the XL3 hybrid electric driveline upfit from XL Hybrids, XL said today. The county now has 25 Ford cargo vans with the fuel-saving XL3 drive.
The 15 converted Ford Transit vans have been added to ten Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet, XL says.
“We have had the XL Hybrids-equipped vans in our fleet for more than a year and have seen 25% MPG improvement over 200,000 road miles,” Montgomery County division chief Bill Griffiths says in XL’s announcement.
“Based on solid ROI of the XL3 system, as we order new vans and trucks our plan is to upfit all possible vans and trucks with XL Hybrids’ technology,” he said.
The 25 hybrid electric vans are being used for passenger service, law enforcement, and facilities maintenance, as well as for county plumbers, electricians and road safety crews.
XL Link Telematics Too
The Montgomery County vans are also equipped with XL’s XL Link cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system, which measures MPG performance, fuel savings and CO2 reduction.
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