XL Hybrids, a Boston-based provider of electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced its latest California Air Resources Board (CARB) approval.
In a blog post, Clay Siegert, the company’s co-founder and chief operating officer, says the new CARB executive order approves XL-outfitted plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) Ford F-150 pickup trucks for the Golden State.
Siegert claims XL has some of the most aftermarket vehicle electrification approvals to sell into the California market. In addition to PHEV F-150s, XL also offers hybrid-electric (HEV) systems for certain model-year Ford Transit vans, GM vans and cutaways, and Ford E-Series cutaways. Siegert says making its products available to the California market, which is a bellwether for electrified vehicle technology, is a focus of XL Hybrids.
Siegert also claims XL was the first company in the fleet industry to receive a CARB executive order for aftermarket electrification, having secured approval for its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System for General Motors cargo vans and wagons a few years ago.
The full blog post is available here.