Sacramento Greens High-Mileage Parks & Rec Vehicles

XL, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, is upfitting six hybrid electric Ford F-250 trucks and one hybrid electric Ford Transit passenger van for the parks and recreation fleet of Sacramento, Calif.

The city expects a 25% increase in MPG from its XL hybrid electric trucks compared to its gasoline-powered fleet vehicles. The city will also save on fuel costs and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, notes XL.

“The city’s Department of Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment requires reliability in our fleet vehicles, and they log significant mileage with more than 200 parks located all across the city,” says Mark Stevens, fleet manager of the City of Sacramento. “We did an analysis on which truck would be most beneficial in terms of the fuel usage and quickly realized that upfitting our Ford F-250 trucks with XL’s technology would be the best decision.”

The city’s electric vehicle strategy focuses on the advancement of light-duty electric vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.

“XL is electrifying the fleets of environmentally conscious municipalities throughout the country, and it’s a natural fit for us to be working with the capital of one of the greenest states in the nation,” adds Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer of XL. “The XL hybrid system will help the City of Sacramento to reduce fuel costs and meet sustainability goals without sacrificing the vehicle performance that is critical to its operations.”

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