This multiyear contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as both an upfit and a retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.
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“Expanding our offering to include plug-in solutions is the next step in our plan to electrify fleet vehicles with technology that saves money while reducing oil consumption and emissions,” said Tod Hynes, founder and chief executive officer of XL Hybrids.
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.
According to SDG&E, this move will upgrade the company’s fleet vehicles as part of the company’s larger commitment to improve air quality and reduce harmful emissions created by the transportation sector.
XL Hybrids has broken into emergency vehicles with nearly a dozen Ford E450-based ambulances.
Utility and municipal fleets including San Diego Gas & Electric Company, Liberty Utilities, Hawaiian Electric Company and Montgomery County Maryland, which is headed by a recent public sector fleet manager of the year William Griffiths, are among the North American customers that intend to purchase the XLP PHEV system for use in their pickup fleets.