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August 20, 2018
What’s It Like to Drive a Plug-in Hybrid Ford F150?

Published in PickupTrucks.com by Mark Williams

The truck we drove in the Los Angeles area was built by XL, a Massachusetts company that develops and provides electric vehicles for commercial and municipal fleets. In April in Detroit, we drove a Ford Super Duty F-250 equipped with XL’s hybrid power assist system. Our short drive in that truck, which was equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, resulted in a 25 percent gain in fuel economy over a regular Ford F-250 without any substantial trade-offs.

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May 03, 2018
Extreme Weather — The Business Risks and Sustainable Solutions

Published in Renewable Energy World by Clay Siegert

The 2017 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season racked up a record $306 billion in damages and aid, making it the costliest hurricane season ever, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This reality is the latest piece of evidence that extreme weather is wreaking havoc around the world, with increasing frequency and severity.

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April 25, 2018
XL Ford Super Duty F-250 Hybrid: Quick Spin Truck Review

Published in PickupTrucks.com by Aaron Bragman

By now, everyone's heard that Ford intends to launch a new F-150 hybrid in 2020. We don't have many details on that truck yet, but did you know that you can buy a hybrid F-Series right now? The truck is not totally built by Ford per se; instead, it's modified by a Ford-certified company called XL then sold through XL or a Ford Commercial Vehicles dealer.

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April 23, 2018
Texas Solar Fleet Adds Plug-In Hybrid F-150s

Published in HDT Trucking

CPS Energy has announced the purchase of 34 XLP Plug-In Hybrid Electric Ford F-150 pickup trucks, the largest purchase of plug-in F-150s by any utility or private company to date, according to CPS.

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April 20, 2018
NYC School Bus Contractor Retrofits to Gas-Hybrid Electric

Published in School Transportation News by Ryan Gray

Last month, the contractor increased the number of its hybrid school buses using the XLH system from connected vehicle electrification manufacturer XL. The system, which is approved by the New York State Department of Transportation for both Ford and GM HEV school, and shuttle bus chassis, uses regenerative braking to decelerate and electric assist to accelerate.

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April 19, 2018
Crain's Boston
IF I KNEW THEN...

Published in Crain's Boston by By Meredith Lidard Kleeman

The mistake was taking too long to learn that the customers were already buying vehicles and adding things to them as new vehicles. When we started we didn’t know about this industry called upfitting. We learned that almost all commercial vehicles go from the base vehicle manufacturer to another facility where it’s completed

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April 18, 2018
Puget Sound Energy Adds 40 XL Hybrid Transit Vans

Published in HDT Trucking

Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.

PSE selected XL's fleet electrification technology for its 40 Ford Transit utility vans, an upgrade that is expected to reduce each van's carbon footprint by up to 20% and increase fuel economy by as much as 25%.

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April 12, 2018
Careful Bus deploys school buses in NYC outfitted with XL hybrid systems

Published in Green Car Congress

XL recently completed a successful pilot deployment of school buses with Careful Bus Company in New York City outfitted with the XL hybrid system. The XLH system uses regenerative braking during deceleration and electric assist during acceleration to increase fuel economy.

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April 05, 2018
Cleaner Vehicles Help Make Smarter Cities

Published in Xconomy by Tod Hynes

As cities get smarter, they use energy more efficiently and in a more controllable fashion, and they are better able to incorporate intermittent clean energy sources. Cities, and the power grids that support them, can use traditional power generation and stationary energy storage to support intermittent resources like wind and solar, but the lowest-cost solution for over a decade has been to control power loads with demand response. A large and emerging new power load is electrified vehicles, and they will play a critical role in the future of smart cities and clean energy.

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March 07, 2018
XL Hybrids Puts Electric Drive on Ford F-250 Pickup Truck

Published in Trucks.com by Sebastian Blanco

XL Hybrids unveiled a hybrid conversion of the Ford F-250 pickup truck at the 2018 Work Truck Show in Indianapolis Tuesday.   In addition to the gas-electric F-250 XLH, the company also showed off the Ford F-150 XLP, a plug-in hybrid truck. Adding a hybrid component to the powertrain can improve fuel economy by up to 25 percent while the plug-in hybrid can boost efficiency by up to 50 percent, Clay Siegert, XL’s chief operating officer, told Trucks.com.

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November 04, 2015
XL Hybrids’ Technology Fuels Coca-Cola Alternative Fuel Fleet

October 30, 2015
XL Hybrids Helps Tackle Age-Old Campus Transit Concerns with Green Solutions

October 16, 2015
What's XL Hybrid Up To Lately - VERGE Revisits 1st Place VERGE 2013 Accelerate Winner

October 16, 2015
Coca-Cola Recognized at CA DRIVE THE DREAM 2015 for Converting 280+ Service Vans with Fuel-efficient XL Hybrids’ Systems

October 14, 2015
Use of XL Hybrid’s Electric Power Train System Continues to Grow I Commercial and Government Fleets

August 10, 2015
Heating & Cooling Company Is Good Test for XL Hybrids' Electric Drive System Due to Stop-and-go Service Routes

August 06, 2015
City of Boston and Montgomery County, MD. Add More XL Hybrids Vans to Fleets

July 14, 2015
XL Hybrids' Customer, Bill Griffiths, Receives Industry Recognition for Focusing on Quantifiable Fleet Improvements

June 02, 2015
XL Hybrids Offers the Lowest Cost Hybrid Electric System on the Two Most Popular Small Shuttle Buses

May 04, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Now Available on MY2015 and MY2016 Ford Transit Cargo Vans Passenger Wagons

April 15, 2015
Watkins Heating & Cooling Set to Upfit 15-Van Fleet with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System; Anticipates Positive ROI in Just Over 2 Years

April 13, 2015
WSJ Says Demand Holding Up for Hybrids and Electric Vehicles in the Commercial Space; XL Hybrids Doubles its Customer Base

March 30, 2015
Dennis Beal, Former FedEx Executive, Joins XL Hybrids’ Advisory Board

March 10, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Reduces Fuel Costs and CO2 Emissions for nonprofit, Community-based Service

March 06, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Powertrain Technology Now Available for the Reach™ Commercial Van from Isuzu and Utilimaster

February 24, 2015
XL Hybrids Announces Successful Installation of XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Passenger Vans for Lasell College

February 12, 2015
Lancer Automotive Group Inks Distribution Deal with XL Hybrids

January 27, 2015
Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Hybrid Truck Market

November 10, 2014
Increased Adoption of Hybrid Electric Systems is Taking Place With or Without Government Incentives – Liberty Utilities Adds XL Hybrid Service Vans to Fleet

April 23, 2014
XL Hybrids Webinar – The Green Fleets Connection

December 12, 2013
Coca-Cola to use Boston’s XL Hybrids’ system

December 11, 2013
XL Hybrids raises $3M debt round from WindSail Capital

December 11, 2013
Coca-Cola Transforms Service Vans to Hybrid Vehicles

December 10, 2013
Bloomberg TV: Making Vans More Fuel Efficient

December 02, 2013
Why Businesses Win by Investing in Hybrid Vehicles

October 23, 2013
XL Hybrids provides hybrid powertrain to Canadian uniform company

October 14, 2013
Boston-based XL Hybrids expands into Canada with deal to outfit linen supplier

October 10, 2013
XL Hybrids Secures First Canadian Sale

October 10, 2013
Patrick Administration Energy Officials Highlight Massachusetts Clean Energy Companies Doing Business in Canada

October 02, 2013
2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

October 02, 2013
XL Hybrids Emphasizes Ship-Through with Inline XL3 HEV Powertrain

October 01, 2013
XL Hybrids Debuts Enhanced Ship-Thru-Ready Hybrid-Electric Powertrain

October 01, 2013
XL Hybrids introduces 3rd generation hybrid system for Class 1-4 trucks; XL3 features in-line motor to ease upfitting

September 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Cuts Emissions and Business Costs

September 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Growing 10-Fold By Cutting Fleet Fuel Consumption

September 03, 2013
Higher Fuel Prices Will Help Reduce Emissions and Government Subsidies

August 20, 2013
Jay Sandler Joins XL Hybrids as VP of Sales

August 20, 2013
XLH Hires Sandler to Grow Hybrid Electric Powertrain Sales

July 31, 2013
Electric Vehicle Adoption Stalls, but Hybrids Deliver on ROI

July 26, 2013
Q&A with XL Hybrids: HEV powertrains for commercial vehicles

July 02, 2013
Activating alternative efforts

June 25, 2013
FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

May 30, 2013
Tesla's a success. So what?


May 23, 2013
MassCEC Announces Winners of InnovateMass Program

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Knapheide Manufacturing

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Upfits Via Knapheide Ship-Thru

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners On Class 3 Commercial Fleet Vehicles

May 15, 2013
ROI in HEV for Lower TCO

April 30, 2013
Turning Gas Guzzling Vans Into Efficient Hybrids

March 18, 2013
IHS Hybrid - EV Analysis

March 14, 2013
Work Truck Show Wrap-Up

March 13, 2013
XL Hybrids Recharges with $4M to Expand Vehicle Powertrain Tech

March 11, 2013
XL Hybrids Expands Ford Upfit Offerings

March 05, 2013
XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid Electric Powertrain For E-Series

March 04, 2013
XL Hybrids' Powertrain Available on the Ford E-Series Platform

March 01, 2013
XL Hybrids Via Leggett & Platt CVP

February 28, 2013
XLH Enters Installation and Distribution Partnership With Leggett & Platt CVP

February 27, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Custom Commercial Vehicle Upfitter

February 26, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners, Exhibits with Leggett & Platt CVP at 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

January 10, 2013
Electric Vehicles Continue to Charge Ahead

December 10, 2012
Reduce Fuel Cost Volatility By Purchasing More Efficient Vehicles

November 19, 2012
Meet the founders of XL Hybrids

November 13, 2012
Can Veteran Small Businesses Jumpstart the Economy?

November 13, 2012
Helping Veterans Thrive

November 09, 2012
Charging Ahead from the Grid Up

November 05, 2012
How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Can Pay Off

October 31, 2012
Altwheels for Fleets

October 15, 2012
XL Hybrids Will Present at Global CleanTech Meet-up 2012

September 17, 2012
Dr. Edward Lovelace Joins XL Hybrids as CTO

September 13, 2012
While Fleets Await Promise of EVs, Hybrids Make Economic Sense Today

August 24, 2012
CBS: Q&A with Justin Ashton, co-founder of XL Hybrids

August 23, 2012
XL Hybrids Goes Made In The USA For Its Batteries

August 22, 2012
A focused approach to eating the big pie

August 22, 2012
XL Hybrids and Johnson Controls Team Up to Power Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles

August 21, 2012
Johnson Controls to Supply Battery Packs for XL Hybrids’ Powertrain for Fleet Vehicles

August 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Is Using JCI Battery Packs

August 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Signs Supply Agreement with Johnson Controls

July 19, 2012
Hybrids: For Commercial Fleets, Cost-Effective Bridge to Electric Vehicle Future

July 12, 2012
Decisions, Decisions

July 10, 2012
Additions/Subtractions: The Altered States of Upfitting

July 09, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

July 09, 2012
XL Hybrids Retrofits Achieve 21.2% Improvement in Fuel Economy in Independent Testing

July 09, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

July 09, 2012
XL Hybrids’ retrofit system reduces fuel consumption by 21.2%—report

June 29, 2012
XL Tests Confirm 21% Fuel Use Reduction

June 26, 2012
Retrofit Hybrid Promises 21% Fuel Savings

June 25, 2012
Independent Testing Shows 21.2% Reduction in Fuel Consumption with XLH Retrofit System

June 22, 2012
A Business Case for Hybrids to Hedge Against Fuel Price Fluctuations

May 29, 2012
Power by Parker for XL Hybrids

May 08, 2012
Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

May 07, 2012
HEVs Create Cost Advantages for Businesses

May 04, 2012
Amid Rising Fuel Prices, Efficiency Improvements Create Cost Advantages

May 03, 2012
Commercial Vehicle Conversion Kit Makes Aftermarket Hybrids

April 24, 2012
Accelerating Clean Transportation

April 17, 2012
Contrarian Investors Take Stage at Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum

April 16, 2012
Boston Business Journal Announces Green Practices Winners

March 28, 2012
XL Hybrids 'Upfits' Commercial Vans

March 27, 2012
XL Hybrids Begins Fleet Trials

March 21, 2012
XL Hybrids shows hybrid van

March 21, 2012
4 ways to turn high gas prices into a business advantage

March 15, 2012
Chevrolet cargo van to go hybrid

March 14, 2012
XL Hybrids to display hybrid Chevrolet Cargo Van at MIT Energy Conference

February 24, 2012
It IS easy being green

December 12, 2011
XL Hybrids: Supersizing Green Machines

December 08, 2011
XL Hybrids Wins 2011 Best Electronic Design Award

November 14, 2011
Richard Canny joins XL Hybrids board of directors

November 14, 2011
XL Hybrids names board member

November 14, 2011
Green Brief - XL Hybrids adds new board member

November 08, 2011
XL Hybrids taps former Ford exec for board of directors

November 07, 2011
XL Hybrids, with new D.I.Y. approach, gears up to go beyond vehicle retrofits

November 07, 2011
Former HUMVEE plant may produce plug-in hybrid vans

November 07, 2011
XL Hybrids appoints former THINK exec to board of directors

November 03, 2011
Retrofittable XL Hybrids brings fuel savings to existing light trucks

November 03, 2011
Five ways to make your fleet greener for less

October 31, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversions

October 26, 2011
Design Talk Live! podcast with XL Hybrids

October 20, 2011
XL Hybrids announces customer test pilots for bolt-on hybrid systems

October 20, 2011
Hybrid conversion technology slashes commercial vehicle fuel costs

October 19, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversion systems to fleets

October 18, 2011
XL Hybrids conducting pilot tests of hybrid electric conversion systems for Class 1-3 commercial vans and trucks

October 17, 2011
Hub firm says it will turn vans into money-saving hybrids

October 17, 2011
XL Hybrids preps vans for pilot program

October 17, 2011
XL gets ready for fleet trials

October 17, 2011
XL Hybrids offering hybrid conversion systems to fleets

April 20, 2011
Brown pushes legislation to cut energy costs

April 20, 2011
Sen. Brown promotes tax credit to retrofit vehicles

March 11, 2011
Hybrid Conversion Cuts CO2, Costs

March 05, 2011
Energy Geeks Converge on M.I.T.

March 03, 2011
Somerville Company Converts Existing Cars Into Hybrids

February 14, 2011
XL Hybrids attracts $2 million more

February 14, 2011
XL Hybrids Ups Investment Round to $1.8M

February 14, 2011
Stimulus money for batteries could help Mass. company