XL Hybrids is feeling confident about its position in the alt fuel market no matter the impact that the Trump administration may have on incentives and subsidies earmarked for alt fuel technology.
Offering point-of-sale incentives for clean trucks and buses in California, the HVIP helps fleet and vehicle owners shift to trucks and buses that reduce emissions, fuel consumption and support California’s clean climate goals.
XL Hybrids displayed its XLP plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) upfit solution for the first time during the 2017 NTEA Work Truck Show.
NV Energy and DTE Energy are among the newest utility and municipal fleets who say they intend to purchase XL Hybrids’ XLP PHEV system, which delivers a 50% improvement in miles driven per gallon, as well as significant reduction in C02 emissions.
“We have certain job functions which require or are optimized by a compact SUV or light-duty pick-up truck and now we have fewer alternative fuel choices from manufacturers. Systems such as XL Hybrid’s XLP will help to fill the void.”
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.
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.