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January 21, 2020

XL Fleet Named One of Real Leaders™ ‘100 Top Impact Companies of 2020’

2020 RealLeader Award

BOSTON, January 21, 2020 - XL Fleet, the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has been named one of the ‘100 Top Impact Companies of 2020’ by Real Leaders magazine, a signatory of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Real Leaders is the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine dedicated to inspiring better leaders for a better world. In addition to XL Fleet, its global 2020 award winners include game-changers such as Tesla, Beyond Meat, and dozens of other well-known brands.

“We’re honored to be recognized among the world’s top performers in sustainability leadership,” said XL Fleet CEO Dimitri Kazarinoff.  “XL was founded on the principle of providing clean transportation technologies that deliver a compelling financial return.  We deliver on that promise through our customers, who share that sustainability mission and drive millions of miles each year with cleaner, greener fleet vehicles.”

“We cannot wait for politicians to solve the world’s problems,” says Mark Van Ness, Founder of Real Leaders. “Leaders in our everyday lives, including business leaders, are stepping up to fill the leadership void through their impact companies to benefit society.”

The full list of award winners is available on the Real Leaders website at

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About XL

XL Fleet is the leading provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 100 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. XL Fleet’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems can increase fuel economy up to 25-50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 20-33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals with no impact on fleet operations. XL's plug-in hybrid electric drive system was named one of TIME magazine's best inventions of 2019.


About Real Leaders

Real Leaders is the world’s first sustainable business and leadership magazine. Its mission is to inspire better leaders for a better world — a world of far-sighted, sustainable leaders who thrive by creating solutions to the great challenges of our time. Real Leaders is a signatory in the United Nations Global Compact and an advocate for achieving the global goals for sustainable development. Real Leaders sponsors over 40 mission-aligned global events annually and are active impact investors. Real Leaders positions leaders to thrive in the new economy and to inspire the future. Visit for more information.