Five Vans, Fleet Chief Cites ‘Minimal Maintenance Requirements’
Maryland’s Prince George’s County is operating five cargo vans – two Ford and there GM – converted to fuel-saving hybrid electric operation using XL3 kits from XL Hybrids.
The modified vans figure in the county’s comprehensive Sustainable Energy Program, which aims to reduce government fleet vehicle petroleum consumption by 20%, as well as carbon emissions, XL says.
“With more than four thousand fleet vehicles in our county, we are continuously identifying opportunities to make an impact on the overall sustainability goals,” P.G. County fleet division chief Richard Hilmer says in an XL Hybrids release.
Four More Planned
“After careful evaluation, one of the technologies we chose was XL Hybrids because it’s virtually transparent to our fleet operations.
“There are minimal maintenance requirements, no range limitations and no special fueling infrastructure,” Hilmer said. “For this reason, the County is ordering an additional four vans this year.”
In addition to the XL3 dives, the P.G. County vans are equipped with XL Link cloud-based big data analytics system, which measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions.
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