“After careful evaluation, one of the technologies we chose was XL Hybrids because it’s virtually transparent to our fleet operations. There are minimal maintenance requirements, no range limitations and no special fueling infrastructure. For this reason, the County is ordering an additional four vans this year.”
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The 25 hybrid electric vans are being used at various Montgomery County departments, including passenger service, law enforcement, facilities maintenance, as well as for plumbers, electricians and road safety crews.
"The award demonstrates the DOE’s understanding that the XL3 product has the potential for significantly increasing the market penetration of electrified solutions into the commercial vehicle sector.”
“Our president wanted to find a way to reduce carbon emissions, but also make people sensitive and aware of the carbon emissions they are putting out, whether it is from lights, air conditioning or vehicle use. The idea was to set the baseline and monitor it over time.”
In addition to a more than 50% reduction in NOx emissions, the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System reduces carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) by 20%, providing immediate benefits for companies aiming to meet sustainability goals.
“We did some research and were impressed with the product,” says Szymczak, general manager of Climatemp Service Group. “We had never used any type of alternative fuel or never had any hybrid vehicles in the fleet.”