Since launching the Cox Conserves sustainability program seven years ago, Cox Enterprises has shifted from spec’ing work vans over to the Mercedes-Benz Sprinter — citing a big jump in miles per gallon — and has made other changes in how the fleet approaches efficiency.
Between the increase in power and improvement in mpgs, today’s engines are giving drivers the best of both worlds.
Massachusetts-based XL Hybrids, which has promoted such major fleet customers as FedEx and Coca-Cola for its hybrid retrofits, and recently said its customers had logged more than a million miles of hybrid operation, showed a Chevrolet Express 2500 cargo van in Pepsi colors at ACT Expo 2014.
Green technology has come a long way since your neighbor first caused a stir with his new Prius and the solar panels on his roof.
Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid cars and trucks struggled for years to find a solid customer base.
The beverage company recently converted 100 service vehicles to run on XL Hybrids' XL3 parallel hybrid electric drive system to cut costs and reduce emissions.
This Boston-based company retrofits vans and trucks—aka fuel hogs—with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, turning them into hybrids and reducing emissions and fuel use by 20%.