Fleets are using the XL3 hybrid systems to reduce emission and save fuel
Fleets that are using the gasoline-electric hybrid platform XL3 from XL Hybrids Inc., are seeing a 20% reduction in carbon-dioxide emissions and up to 25% increase in miles per gallon. The system is used across a variety of industries.
According to the reports from the company, new municipalities, such as the City of Long Beach, California and Dakota County, Minnesota, are deploying the XL3 system, while the already existing customers such as the City of Boston are reordering.
Other customers using the XL3 systems are Columbia University, Yale and Harvard University, as well as Xanterra Parks and Resorts at Mount Rushmore National Memorial and Rocky Mountain National Park.
Al these customers are deploying the XL3 technology on a range of vehicles such as, Ford Transit cargo and passenger vans, Ford E-Series passenger shuttles, GM cargo vans and GM 4500 passenger shuttles.
“The wide range of customers, vehicle types and applications demonstrates the versatility of the XL3 system to provide fuel economy improvements, operating cost reductions, and sustainability benefits to fleets,” said David Breault, business development manager for XL Hybrids.
“Fleet customers continue to reorder because our system can be installed in just hours. Drivers can begin using the vehicles with no extra training, and there is zero impact to fleet operations.”
The XL3 system saves fuel through regenerative braking. It is a process by which the electric motor helps to slow the vehicle when the driver brakes to charge the battery. Then, when the driver accelerates, the battery releases the energy to the electric motor which propels the vehicle.
“Despite historically low fuel prices across the United States, fleet operating cost savings and sustainability enhancements continue to be priorities for companies and municipalities, and our XL3 hybrid-electric upfit is a low-cost and seamless way to achieve both,” said Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer at XL Hybrids.