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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

XL Hybrids’ New Inline XL3 Drive

October 1, 2013 in Hybrids by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Emphasizes Ship-Through with Redesigned Charge-Sustaining Drive,
Adding Ford Vehicles Too & ‘Blazing a New Trail’ as it Seeks QVM Nod

Massachusetts’ XL Hybrids has a new, inline driveline for hybrid vehicle upfits it calls the XL3, for third-generation, and is emphasizing ship-through availability via partners like Knapheide and Leggett & Platt for the product it says can reduce fuel use by abut 21%.

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