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XL Hybrids Adds Its XL3 for Ford F-250s

September 28, 2017 in Hybrids, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Claims ‘First-Ever Hybrid Electric Upfit’ for Pickups & Chassis

XL Hybrids said this week that it will begin ship-thru upfits of Ford F-250 vehicles, both pickups and chassis for commercial fleets, starting with model year 2018. It’s the “the first-ever hybrid electric upfit” for the three-quarter-ton vehicle, the Boston-based company said.
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XL Hybrids: 52 for Massachusetts

September 19, 2017 in Fleet Order, Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ford Transit Vans, Ford E-Series Cutaways, Chevy Express Vans

Fuel-saving success with Ford Transit vans, Ford E-Series cutaways and Chevy Express vans fitted with XL Hybrids drivelines has prompted various state agencies in Massachusetts to increase deployment the technology to 52 fleet vehicles, the company reports.
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Knapheide for XL’s PHEV Installations

April 6, 2017 in Companies, Hybrids, telematics by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Ship-Thru from Kansas City to Commence Late This Year

XL Hybrids is trumpeting a “first-of-its-kind” installation partnership with Knapheide Manufacturing, by which XL’s new XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle upfits will be available on Ford F-150 pick ups.
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XL Hybrids PHEV for the Ford F-150 First

February 28, 2017 in Electric Drive, Hybrids, milestones, New Products, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘XLP’ Plug-In Hybrid Technology Promises a 50% Fuel Savings

XL Hybrids will launch the plug-in variant of its add-on fuel-saving drive on the Ford F-150 pickup, beginning with model year 2017 trucks, the company says. updated March 6
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SDG&E Orders XL’s New XLP Plug-In

December 19, 2016 in Companies, Electric Drive, Fleet Order, Hybrids, New Products, utilities by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

San Diego Gas & Electric Pledges to Purchase 110

XL Hybrids, known for its fuel-saving XL3 driveline that requires no EV charging infrastructure, has launched a plug-in variant dubbed the XLP, and has timed its announcement with an order by San Diego Gas & Electric for 110 units between 2017 and 2020.
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XL Adds Ambulances to Growing Fleet

December 13, 2016 in Companies, Hybrids, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Vehicles for Seattle Are First Emergency XL Hybrids
As Total Deployed Fleet Has Logged 35 Million Miles

XL Hybrids has broken into emergency vehicles with nearly a dozen Ford E450-based ambulances for the City of Seattle – all with the bolt-on XL3 driveline modification that increases fuel efficiency by nearly 25%.
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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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