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XL Hybrids Introduces the New XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Cutaway and Strip Chassis Vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2014

XL Hybrids Introduces the New XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for Cutaway and Strip Chassis Vehicles at The Work Truck Show 2014

XL Hybrids introduced its new XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for cutaway and strip chassis vehicles, extending its patent-pending technology to a new vehicle platform.

“Business agility is vital in today’s competitive environment and the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System brings our success with class one and two vans to popular class three and four truck and shuttle bus configurations,” said Tod Hynes, president and founder of XL Hybrids. “This opens up opportunities for fleets operating cutaway and strip chassis vans to get a 25 percent increase in miles driven per-gallon, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent, and see an attractive return on their investment.”

The revolutionarily simple XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is now available for tough, flexible commercial vehicles up to 14,500 GVW including van body, refrigerated, utility, landscaper, walk-in vans, and shuttle buses. The XL Hybrids’ charge-sustaining powertrain installs in just five hours, and has zero impact on fleet operations because there are no special plugs, charging or fueling infrastructure, driver training, or maintenance requirements.

Named one of the 2014 World’s 50 Most Innovative Companies – third Most Innovative in the Energy Sector – by Fast Company. Coca-Cola, FedEx, and other mega-fleets across North America have adopted XL Hybrids’ technology.

“We‘re quickly changing the mindset of companies relying on fleet vehicles for their business success,” said Jay Sandler, vice president of sales and marketing for XL Hybrids. “With our simple approach to hybrid electric conversions, commercial fleets can increase their miles driven-per gallon, reduce operating costs, and meet sustainability goals. The XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System is not only eco-friendly, it lowers cost of ownership for truck, van and shuttle bus fleets.”

XL Hybrids is unveiling a Ford E-350 cutaway chassis with dry van body upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive system in the company’s booth (#4181) at the 2014 NTEA Work Truck Show, March 5-7 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis. The system is immediately available on the Ford E-350 cutaway and Ford E-450 cutaway, and is coming soon to the E-350 and E-450 stripped chassis and GMC 3500/4500 cutaway chassis.

For more information on XL Hybrids technology and availability, visit www.xlhybrids.com or email info@xlhybrids.com.


Posted on Tuesday, March 11, 2014