Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Photo of a Prince George's County cargo van with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.


Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.

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Mini Developing First Plug-In Hybrid

Mini has begun developing its first plug-in hybrid model that can reach highway speeds and would provide multiple driving modes.

Photo of E-Gen step van courtesy of Workhorse Group.


BMW's Hybrid Tech to Power Workhorse Delivery Trucks

BMW has signed a multiple-year supply agreement to integrate its i3 range extender (REx) units into the Workhorse step van to extend the range of the Class 3-5 delivery vehicles.

Photo of Toyota Prius courtesy of Toyota.


Toyota Recalls Prius for Parking Brake

The recall covers about 92,000 of the hybrid cars in the 2016 and 2017 model years.


Hyundai’s New Offerings Go Green

The automaker has ventured into alternative powertrain vehicles with its latest collection of hybrid, electric, and fuel cell models.

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UPS Adding 200 Hybrid Delivery Trucks

The vehicles feature a 2-cylinder engine and E-GENTM chassis and deliver approximately four times the fuel economy of a gasoline powered vehicle.

Photo via Flickr/Donald Lee Pardue


NASA Fleet Reduced Petroleum Fuel Use by 62%

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has replaced two-thirds of its fleet with vehicles that run on cleaner fuels, including biofuels and electricity, and is now working on further expanding electrification.

Mayor Jim Kenney is pictured at a news conference wih one of the plug-in hybrid vehicles. Photo courtesy of City of Philadelphia


Philly Purchases Plug-in Hybrids for Police

The City of Philadelphia, Pa., is adding plug-in hybrid vehicles to its Police Department for community outreach. By January, the city will have 17 plug-in hybrids across multiple departments.

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UPS Adds 50 Hybrid Delivery Trucks to Chicago

Lightning Hybrid converted the vehicles to the hybrid systems. They were partially funded by Drive Clean Chicago.

Photo of a Ford Transit Van upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System courtesy of XL Hybrids.


Montgomery County Adds Hybrid Ford Vans

XL Hybrids has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Md. The 15 upfit Ford Transit vans add to the 10 existing Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet.

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