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XL3s for Maryland’s P.G. County Fleet

October 18, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
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XL Hybrids Two Dozen+ for Maryland

September 27, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
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XL3 Diesel Reach Van Has DoE Backing

September 15, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Small Business Vouchers Pilot on Isuzu-Utilimaster Platform

XL Hybrids reports funding from the U.S. Department of Energy under DoE’s SBV/Small Business Vouchers Pilot program. XL’s efficiency-boosting hybrid electric upfit, tradenamed XL3, will be tested at DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory on an Isuzu Reach commercial van with Utilimaster body.
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XL Hybrids Trumpets 26% Gain in MPG

August 19, 2016 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, Testing by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Independent Testing to U.S. EPS UDDS Bears It Out

XL Hybrids’s XL3 hybrid electric drive provides a 26% improvement in miles per gallon on the Ford Transit van, according to independent testing on the U.S. EPA UDDS/Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule drive cycle, XL says. updated August 22 & 24
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XL Hybrids Approved for Cal HVIP Money

July 18, 2016 in Hybrids, money awarded by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
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XL Hybrids’ XL3 for Climatemp Service

June 20, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Chicago-Area HVAC Provider Taking Four Chevy Vans

XL Hybrids reports the installation of its XL3 hybrid electric drive in four Chevrolet Express vans for the Climatemp Service Group, which provides commercial heating and cooling equipment and HVAC maintenance services in the Chicago area.
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XL Hybrids Paratransit via Arboc

June 6, 2016 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City of Winston-Salem Gets Five ADA-Compliant Buses

Hybrid electric low-floor shuttle buses with Arboc Specialty Vehicles bodies are the first of their kind, says driveline supplier XL Hybrids, which reports that the city of Winston-Salem, N.C. has taken five for ADA-compliant paratransit work.
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XL Touts 25 Million Customer Miles

May 9, 2016 in ACT Expo 2016, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Operators Have Avoided the Use of 44,000 Gallons of Gasoline

XL Hybrids trumpeted a total of 25 million customer road miles at ACT Expo, stating that operators have collectively eliminated the use of more than 440,000 gallons of gasoline.
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XL Hybrids Launches XL Link Telematics

April 18, 2016 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, telematics by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Cloud-Based Fleet Vehicle Connectivity and Analytics

XL Hybrids has introduced XL Link as a cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system that measures miles-per-gallon performance, and carbon dioxide emissions reductions. XL Link is being used by fleet vehicles operated by the City of Boston, Yale University, AmeriPride Services and Maryland’s Montgomery County, XL says.
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XL Hybrids Trial by BMC in Denver

January 11, 2016 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Pilot for Step Vans for Delivering Construction Supplies

XL Hybrids reports a pilot program with BMC, a provider of building materials and construction services, for two hybrid step vans to be deployed in the Denver area, and their performance compared with non-hybrid vehicles.
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XL Hybrids Adds GM Cutaway Chassis

June 2, 2015 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

XL3 Hybrid Electrics Upfits for 3500/4500-Chassis Vehicles

Massachusetts’-based XL Hybrids is emphasizing shuttle buses as it reports availability of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive for General Motors 3500/4500 cutaway/cab chassis vehicles beginning with the 2011 model year.
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XL Hybrids Trumpets 10 Million Miles

May 11, 2015 in ACT Expo 2015, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

And Is Offering the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive on Ford Transit

Vehicles converted to hybrid electric operation using XL Hybrids upfit equipment have logged 10 million road miles, the Massachusetts company said as ACT Expo 2015 opened in Dallas last week.
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XL Hybrids Names Two More Fleets

April 20, 2015 in Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Watkins Heating & Cooling in Ohio and Montgomery County, Maryland

Massachusetts’-based XL Hybrids is talking up the successful implementation of its XL3 driveline with two fleets, private and public: family-owned Watkins Heating & Cooling in Springboro, Ohio, and Montgomery County, Maryland.

Both are experiencing significant fuel economy improvements, XL says.
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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.
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XL Hybrids via Lancer Auto in West

February 16, 2015 in Companies, Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

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.
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XL Hybrids Reports CARB Approval

October 14, 2014 in Electric Drive, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive on Sale Now in California for the First Time

XL Hybrids reports California Air Resources Board approval of its aftermarket conversions of gasoline-powered 2012 to 2014 model year General Motors 2500 and 3500 vans, and Chevrolet Express and GMC Savana vans into hybrid electric vehicles.
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ThyssenKrupp Adds XL Hybrids and CNG

September 23, 2014 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Hybrids, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Propane and XL Hybrids, and CNG at the Denver Airport

ThyssenKrupp Elevator reports the recent addition of hybrid electric vehicles and a compressed natural gas truck to its diverse fleet.

The company has previously publicized its use of propane autogas for more than 70 company vehicles in five states through PERC, the Propane Education & Research Council (F&F, February 3).

ThyssenKrupp Elevator is using a variety of clean vehicle technologies to help reduce its environmental footprint.

ThyssenKrupp Elevator is using a variety of clean vehicle technologies to help reduce its environmental footprint.

ThyssenKrupp says it’s fitted hybrid conversion kits by XL Hybrids to vehicles in Atlanta, Dallas and Boston.

“The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System adds an electric motor, an advanced lithium ion battery pack, and sophisticated control software to vehicles and delivers a 25% increase in miles driven per gallon while reducing greenhouse gas emissions,” the elevator company said.

3,200 Vehicles in All

ThyssenKrupp is using a CNG vehicle for company service mechanics at the Denver International Airport. “This type of fuel is a good choice for high-mileage, centrally-fueled fleets that operate within a limited area such as an airport,” the company said.

“Reducing petroleum use in our 3,200-vehicle fleet is our most significant environmental impact to date,” ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas sustainability VP Brad Nemeth said in a release. “By October 2013, we saved over 710,000 gallons of gas and 115,000 gallons of diesel over our 2010 baseline,” he said.

“The addition of the hybrid conversion and CNG technology will give us another tool to improve fuel efficiency.”


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