The F-59 platform, with payloads exceeding 15,000 pounds, is ideal for food, linen and package delivery fleets. The XL3 hybrid system is installed on F-59 trucks in less than six hours.
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The results from the hybrid-electric ambulances have exceeded the City’s expectations. With this recent success, the City is ordering up to 10 more vehicles this year, including Ford Transit vans equipped with XL Hybrids systems for the Seattle Department of Public Utilities.
The new Ford E-450 mini buses up-fitted with XL3 hybrid drive systems are welcome additions to BRTA’s current hybrid fleet including support sedans and sport utility vehicles as well as 35-ft heavy duty fixed route buses.
The new vans will be equipped with XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System and replace older gasoline vans used to transport crews to various parks sites citywide.
The Seattle Fire Department’s vehicle change out is part of the city’s Drive Clean initiative, which calls for adding cleaner fuels and electric cars to the city’s entire fleet.
“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.”