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XL and Coke for Retrofit Precedent

March 2, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

39 Used GM Vans Converted to Hybrid Operation for Coca-Cola,
As Busy XL Now Offers Upfits for Reach Vans by Isuzu-Utilimaster

Coca-Cola has completed the conversion of 39 GM Express vans to hybrid electric operation using XL3 systems from XL Hybrids, taking advantage of an executive order issued late last year by the California Air Resources Board, and bringing Coke’s total number of XL-fitted vans to 211.

Smith to Build eTrucks in Chicago

December 10, 2012 in batteries, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City Becoming EV Central with Incentives & Argonne Batteries,
FedEx Is Adding 100-Plus Smith Battery Trucks to World Fleet

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s $15 million incentive program for battery trucks has been followed by word that Smith Electric Vehicles will open an electric vehicle manufacturing facility there, “creating hundreds of direct and indirect jobs and boosting the already rapidly growing battery and electric vehicle sector in the City.”

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