California Green-Lights XL’s Hybrid Electric Ford F-250


XL, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14th CARB executive order achieved by the company.

The Ford F-250 equipped with XL’s Fleet-Ready electrification technology further expands the electrified vehicle options for California fleet managers. XL claims it has earned the highest number of CARB executive orders for commercial vehicle electrification in the automotive industry.

In addition to hybrid electric F-250s, XL also offers hybrid electric systems for Ford Transit vans, General Motors vans and cutaways, and Ford E-Series cutaways. XL introduced its plug-in hybrid electric system for Ford F-150s last year.

“California continues to set a high bar for electrified vehicle technology, and we’ve seen many U.S. states following California’s lead. As a result of this CARB executive order, XL provides fleets with even more choices for electrified trucks and vans, while ensuring that XL is well-positioned should California and other U.S. states tighten restrictions on conventional vehicles with internal combustion engines,” comments Clay Siegert, XL’s chief operating officer.

The XL team is hosting a webinar on Sept. 20 with CALSTART to discuss how fleet managers can expedite achieving their fleet sustainability goals.

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