Puget Sound Energy has added 40 new Ford Transit utility vans equipped with a hybrid electric drive system from XL.
PSE selected XL’s fleet electrification technology for its 40 Ford Transit utility vans, an upgrade that is expected to reduce each van’s carbon footprint by up to 20% and increase fuel economy by as much as 25%. The utility worked with XL to upfit each van with an electric motor and advanced lithium-ion battery pack, as well as the XL Link connected vehicle system.
“We know our customers value the environment, so we were excited for the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint through our fleet vehicles,” said Wayne Gould, director of corporate shared services at Puget Sound Energy. “This is another step for PSE to invest in the development of cleaner alternatives and technologies.”
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At their best, incentive programs for vehicle technologies seed an early, innovative market, getting potential users comfortable with new technology. This has been the goal of CARB’s Hybrid and Zero-Emission Truck and Bus Voucher Incentive Project voucher project (HVIP) in California.
HVIP was created to accelerate the adoption of commercial hybrid vehicle technologies in California, and reduce fleet fuel use and emissions. The program has had successes, but also areas for potential improvement. Now in 2018, with some recent changes to HVIP that XL Hybrids has supported, the program is a great way for fleet operators in California to take advantage of hybrid (HEV) and plug-in (PHEV, EV) technology.
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Questions we at XL Hybrids often hear from fleet customers about the XL3 Hybrid Drive System include:
– How do I wrap XL Hybrids upfits into my new vehicle purchases?
– How do I retrofit my vehicles already in service?
– Can XL Hybrids systems be installed on leased vehicles?
– Does XL Hybrids offer hybrid systems in Canada?
Our goal is to make it simple. Yes, on new vehicle purchases, you can order XL3 systems at the same time as you order your vehicles. We can work directly with your preferred dealer to provide quotes, detailed production information, and the right upfitter ship-thru codes. In terms of upfitters, we have sales and installation partnerships with Ford and General Motors ship-through partners such as Leggett & Platt® CVP, the Knapheide Manufacturing Company®., Adrian Steele®, and , Farmbro® in Canada. These installation partners can upfit new vehicles or retrofit existing ones and are located throughout the US and Canada.
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