XL Hybrids, Inc. has announced that fleet customers employing the XL3 hybrid electric system in their service, delivery and cargo fleets have driven a combined total of one million miles within the first six months of commercial production.
XL Hybrids' customer fleets are now logging over 200,000 miles per month, the company announced April 28.
"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."
The XL Hybrids technology reduces fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions by 20 percent 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 gallons 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 said. "Clients have found that our vehicles have no impact on their fleet operations and maintenance schedule."
XL Hybrids' rapid-pace advancements have earned recognition by Fast Company as one of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, as well as one of IHS Energy's 2014 CERAWeek Energy Innovation Pioneers.
"Our clients tell us that once they install XL Hybrids' powertrain, their operations teams embrace the new technology immediately," said Jay Sandler, vice president of sales and marketing for XL Hybrids. "They rave about the fact that no additional training or infrastructure is needed. Best of all, they see savings on fuel costs right away and begin meeting sustainability goals at a faster rate."