XL Hybrids announced that fleets running its hybrid-electric powertrain technology have now passed more than 1 million miles of travel in just six months of commercial operation.
“There are very few alternative fuel companies that can claim such a fast uptake of their technology,” said Tod Hynes, president and founder of XL Hybrids. “The fact that one million miles was reached so quickly indicates our customers are taking full advantage of the reduction in fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions they can achieve with our innovative hybrid electric powertrain. The nation’s largest corporate fleets are accelerating deployment of our technology, including The Coca-Cola Company and FedEx. In addition, more global brands are ordering new XL Hybrid powertrains for their fleets, so we expect to rev up even more industry milestones in 2014.”
According to the company, the XL Hybrid technology reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20% in urban and suburban driving for corporate fleets. With one million miles achieved, XL Hybrids’ customers have effectively saved 160 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to removing 70 vehicles from the road over six months; 18,000 gals. of gasoline; and 184 hours of driver productivity with less fuel ups.
“Another reason we achieved the one million milestone so quickly is that our customers had virtually 100 percent availability of their hybrid electric vehicles,” Hynes comments. “Clients have found that our vehicles have no impact on their fleet operations and maintenance schedule.”