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Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans

October 18, 2016

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

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

The hybrid electric vans are being used by Prince George’s County building trades, community service, and animal control units, according to XL Hybrids.

“With more than four thousand fleet vehicles in our county, we are continuously identifying opportunities to make an impact on the overall sustainability goals,” said Richard Hilmer, CAFM, county fleet division chief for Prince George’s County.

The vehicles are aimed at reducing government fleet vehicle petroleum consumption by 20%, as well as carbon emissions.

The upfitted hybrid vans are part of an on-going county project to include fleet reduction of underutilized vehicles, car sharing, down-sizing, and replacing fleet vehicles with more efficient alternative fuels and technologies, according to the company.

Prince George’s County vans are also equipped with XL Link cloud-based big data analytics system, which measures key performance indicators, including MPG performance and reports carbon dioxide emissions reductions. XL Link vehicle connectivity is a continuous data link from every vehicle collecting millions of vehicle operational data points, allowing analysis and reports on key performance indicators.

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