XL Hybrids Inc., a company focused on advanced transportation solutions for Class 1 to Class 3 commercial fleets, says it has expanded its product line to include hybrid-electric powertrain technology for Ford E-Series vans.
The technology will initially be available for model-year 2013 E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models. The company plans on soon releasing hybrid systems for older model years.
‘By expanding the compatibility of our hybrid powertrain with the Ford E-Series, we are now able to offer a compelling return on investment and significant emissions reductions to more than 75 percent of light-duty van fleet buyers,’ says Justin Ashton, vice president of business development and co-founder of XL Hybrids.
‘By working with top-tier upfitters for installation, XL Hybrids has created a low-cost, seamless ship-through option for fleets without the hurdles of buying a completely unproven chassis or having a tether to a recharging or alt-fuel filling station,’ he adds.