XL Hybrids Inc., a company that specializes in hybrid-electric powertrains for light- and medium-duty commercial vehicles, has introduced its XL3 product release for model-year 2014 vehicles.
The company says this newest version of its platform features a proprietary inline traction motor system design that simplifies and quickens vehicle conversions. The XL3 design integrates with OEM powertrains without major vehicle modifications and is ‘rapidly configurable for all rear-wheel-drive light duty vans and trucks.’
‘The XL Hybrids XL3 powertrain is truly a drop-in product for ship-thru upfitters, who are accustomed to rapidly modifying and upfitting tens of thousands of vehicles per year,’ says Dr. Edward Lovelace, chief technology officer at XL Hybrids.
Fleet customers can specify the XL3 system on their ship-thru orders of 2014 GM Express and Ford E-Series vans with dealers, or they can purchase bailment-pool vans from upfitters with the XL3 system installed. The system is available in the U.S. and Canada.
XL Hybrids' certified ship-thru upfitters include Leggett & Platt Commercial Vehicle Products and Knapheide Manufacturing.