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June 25, 2019

XL Reinforces Sustainable Fleet Accreditation for University of Virginia

New hybrid electric work trucks support greener campus recycling and maintenance efforts.

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BOSTON, June 25, 2019XL, the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced that its XLH® hybrid electric drive technology is being used by the University of Virginia (UVA) to green its recycling and maintenance fleets. The cleaner fleet vehicles contributed to the university receiving the prestigious Sustainable Fleet Accreditation from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and Calstart in January. In doing so, the university’s Facilities Management Fleet became the first university fleet in Virginia to receive this accreditation.   

“We congratulate the University of Virginia on its Sustainable Fleet Accreditation, and we’re proud that our hybrid electric drive systems could help them achieve that honor,” said Tod Hynes, founder and CEO of XL. “UVA is a great example of a forward-thinking university that recognizes the importance of sustainability in their fleet operations, and they continue to invest in technologies that deliver value and reduce emissions.” 

Since 2018, UVA’s recycling and maintenance divisions have been using Super Duty Ford F-250 trucks and a Ford Transit equipped with the XLH hybrid electric drive system to enable their work trucks to be 25% more fuel efficient and produce 20% fewer CO2 emissions. In February, UVA added XLH Ford E-350 Cutaway box trucks to its Facilities Management fleet and is expecting similar results. 

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About XL

XL is the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, relied on by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University, the City of Boston and the City of Seattle. With its fleet-ready® XLH® hybrid electric drive system and the XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric drive system, Class 2 to 6 commercial and municipal customers can increase fuel economy by between 25 to 50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by between 20 to 33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals with zero impact on fleet operations. XL works with Ford, General Motors and Isuzu to electrify thousands of commercial trucks, vans and shuttles, with over 90 million miles driven on XL systems. Founded by MIT alumni and funded by Constellation Technology Ventures, IKEA Group and private investors, XL is based in Boston. For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @xlfleet.