News & Articles List

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January 09, 2018
Ford F-150 PHEV: How does 50 percent better fuel economy sound?

Published in Autoblog by Greg Rasa

If you want another, greener option, how about a plug-in hybrid powertrain? Ford doesn't offer one. But XL Hybrids does.  XL, a Boston company that is a big player in the hybridization of fleet vehicles, has announced it's added the F-150 to the vehicles it upgrades for commercial customers. 

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December 28, 2017
XL Hybrids Lands Large Verizon Contract for New York City Vans

Published in by Craig Guillot

XL Hybrids landed a big contract from Verizon to convert 234 gas-powered cargo vans to run on electricity in New York City.  It will be one of the most significant hybrid fleet deployments in the city.  These hybrids will be especially useful in the stop-and-go traffic of New York City. The system can boost miles driven per gallon by 25 percent and also reduces carbon dioxide emissions.

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December 13, 2017
Clean Fuels Michigan
Teamwork and Collaboration – The Secret Sauce to XL Hybrid’s Success

This company is unique because they’re not building vehicles from the ground up. Instead, they offer aftermarket upfits that can be installed on new or existing vehicles. Those upfits then turn vehicles into hybrid electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. What’s even better is that XL Hybrids works in concert with many major OEMs like FordGeneral Motors and Isuzu.

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December 08, 2017
Verizon's NYC truck fleet is now powered by Boston tech

Published in New York Business Journal by Kelly J. O'Brien  

Verizon Communications Inc. is relying on a Boston tech to power a newer, cleaner version of its fleet of heavy-duty work trucks.  The cable and telecommunications giant has replaced 234 vehicles on the streets of New York City with hybrid-electric vans outfitted by XL Hybrids Inc., which promises to save corporations money by electrifying their commercial vehicles.

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November 13, 2017
Fleets offer window into EV economics

Published in Automotive News - By Sebastian Blanco

In 2009, XL Hybrids opened for business with a plan to add small batteries and electric motors to some larger work vehicles used by fleets. Think Ford F-150, Ford Transit, Chevrolet Express or GMC Savana.  Today, the company won't say how many vehicles it has electrified, only that more than 50 million miles have been put on XL's upfitted vehicles. 

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October 12, 2017
Hybrid Truck Startup XL Gets $22 Million From Exelon, Ikea

Published in Bloomberg Technology - By Chris Martin

XL Hybrids Inc. won $22 million in venture capital funding led by units of Exelon Corp. and Ikea Group to accelerate sales of its hybrid-electric delivery trucks.

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October 12, 2017
IKEA joins $22 million investment in XL Hybrids to electrify company vehicle fleets

Published in VentureBeat - By Paul Sawers

XL Hybrids, a company specializing in converting gas- and diesel-powered company vehicles to electric-hybrids, has raised $22 million in a series D round of funding. The round included participation from IKEA Group (IKEA) and Constellation Technology Ventures (CTV) — the VC arm of U.S. energy giant Exelon — in addition to a number of “large family office” investors.

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October 04, 2017
Trucks Emerging As Next Frontier For Electric Vehicles

Published in The Fuse: By Matt Piotrowski

The electric vehicle (EV) market continues to heat up, and trucks are becoming the next frontier. While some truck owners are committed to going all electric, others are using hybrid technology to boost efficiency and reduce fuel costs.

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September 26, 2017
XL Hybrids to Offer Hybrid Ford F-250 Pickup

This will be the first time that Ford F-250 trucks can be ordered by fleet customers with hybrid-electric drive technology.

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September 18, 2017
Massachusetts upgrades five fleets with XL Hybrids tech

XL Hybrids announced that its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System will be installed in 52 vehicles that serve five Massachusetts state agency fleets.

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November 04, 2015
XL Hybrids’ Technology Fuels Coca-Cola Alternative Fuel Fleet

October 30, 2015
XL Hybrids Helps Tackle Age-Old Campus Transit Concerns with Green Solutions

October 16, 2015
What's XL Hybrid Up To Lately - VERGE Revisits 1st Place VERGE 2013 Accelerate Winner

October 16, 2015
Coca-Cola Recognized at CA DRIVE THE DREAM 2015 for Converting 280+ Service Vans with Fuel-efficient XL Hybrids’ Systems

October 14, 2015
Use of XL Hybrid’s Electric Power Train System Continues to Grow I Commercial and Government Fleets

August 10, 2015
Heating & Cooling Company Is Good Test for XL Hybrids' Electric Drive System Due to Stop-and-go Service Routes

August 06, 2015
City of Boston and Montgomery County, MD. Add More XL Hybrids Vans to Fleets

July 14, 2015
XL Hybrids' Customer, Bill Griffiths, Receives Industry Recognition for Focusing on Quantifiable Fleet Improvements

June 02, 2015
XL Hybrids Offers the Lowest Cost Hybrid Electric System on the Two Most Popular Small Shuttle Buses

May 04, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Now Available on MY2015 and MY2016 Ford Transit Cargo Vans Passenger Wagons

April 15, 2015
Watkins Heating & Cooling Set to Upfit 15-Van Fleet with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System; Anticipates Positive ROI in Just Over 2 Years

April 13, 2015
WSJ Says Demand Holding Up for Hybrids and Electric Vehicles in the Commercial Space; XL Hybrids Doubles its Customer Base

March 30, 2015
Dennis Beal, Former FedEx Executive, Joins XL Hybrids’ Advisory Board

March 10, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Reduces Fuel Costs and CO2 Emissions for nonprofit, Community-based Service

March 06, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Powertrain Technology Now Available for the Reach™ Commercial Van from Isuzu and Utilimaster

February 24, 2015
XL Hybrids Announces Successful Installation of XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Passenger Vans for Lasell College

February 12, 2015
Lancer Automotive Group Inks Distribution Deal with XL Hybrids

January 27, 2015
Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Hybrid Truck Market

November 10, 2014
Increased Adoption of Hybrid Electric Systems is Taking Place With or Without Government Incentives – Liberty Utilities Adds XL Hybrid Service Vans to Fleet

April 23, 2014
XL Hybrids Webinar – The Green Fleets Connection

December 12, 2013
Coca-Cola to use Boston’s XL Hybrids’ system

December 11, 2013
XL Hybrids raises $3M debt round from WindSail Capital

December 11, 2013
Coca-Cola Transforms Service Vans to Hybrid Vehicles

December 10, 2013
Bloomberg TV: Making Vans More Fuel Efficient

December 02, 2013
Why Businesses Win by Investing in Hybrid Vehicles

October 23, 2013
XL Hybrids provides hybrid powertrain to Canadian uniform company

October 14, 2013
Boston-based XL Hybrids expands into Canada with deal to outfit linen supplier

October 10, 2013
XL Hybrids Secures First Canadian Sale

October 10, 2013
Patrick Administration Energy Officials Highlight Massachusetts Clean Energy Companies Doing Business in Canada

October 02, 2013
2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

October 02, 2013
XL Hybrids Emphasizes Ship-Through with Inline XL3 HEV Powertrain

October 01, 2013
XL Hybrids Debuts Enhanced Ship-Thru-Ready Hybrid-Electric Powertrain

October 01, 2013
XL Hybrids introduces 3rd generation hybrid system for Class 1-4 trucks; XL3 features in-line motor to ease upfitting

September 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Cuts Emissions and Business Costs

September 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Growing 10-Fold By Cutting Fleet Fuel Consumption

September 03, 2013
Higher Fuel Prices Will Help Reduce Emissions and Government Subsidies

August 20, 2013
Jay Sandler Joins XL Hybrids as VP of Sales

August 20, 2013
XLH Hires Sandler to Grow Hybrid Electric Powertrain Sales

July 31, 2013
Electric Vehicle Adoption Stalls, but Hybrids Deliver on ROI

July 26, 2013
Q&A with XL Hybrids: HEV powertrains for commercial vehicles

July 02, 2013
Activating alternative efforts

June 25, 2013
FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

May 30, 2013
Tesla's a success. So what?

May 23, 2013
MassCEC Announces Winners of InnovateMass Program

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Knapheide Manufacturing

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Upfits Via Knapheide Ship-Thru

May 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners On Class 3 Commercial Fleet Vehicles

May 15, 2013
ROI in HEV for Lower TCO

April 30, 2013
Turning Gas Guzzling Vans Into Efficient Hybrids

March 18, 2013
IHS Hybrid - EV Analysis

March 14, 2013
Work Truck Show Wrap-Up

March 13, 2013
XL Hybrids Recharges with $4M to Expand Vehicle Powertrain Tech

March 11, 2013
XL Hybrids Expands Ford Upfit Offerings

March 05, 2013
XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid Electric Powertrain For E-Series

March 04, 2013
XL Hybrids' Powertrain Available on the Ford E-Series Platform

March 01, 2013
XL Hybrids Via Leggett & Platt CVP

February 28, 2013
XLH Enters Installation and Distribution Partnership With Leggett & Platt CVP

February 27, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Custom Commercial Vehicle Upfitter

February 26, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners, Exhibits with Leggett & Platt CVP at 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

January 10, 2013
Electric Vehicles Continue to Charge Ahead

December 10, 2012
Reduce Fuel Cost Volatility By Purchasing More Efficient Vehicles

November 19, 2012
Meet the founders of XL Hybrids

November 13, 2012
Can Veteran Small Businesses Jumpstart the Economy?

November 13, 2012
Helping Veterans Thrive

November 09, 2012
Charging Ahead from the Grid Up

November 05, 2012
How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Can Pay Off

October 31, 2012
Altwheels for Fleets

October 15, 2012
XL Hybrids Will Present at Global CleanTech Meet-up 2012

September 17, 2012
Dr. Edward Lovelace Joins XL Hybrids as CTO

September 13, 2012
While Fleets Await Promise of EVs, Hybrids Make Economic Sense Today

August 24, 2012
CBS: Q&A with Justin Ashton, co-founder of XL Hybrids

August 23, 2012
XL Hybrids Goes Made In The USA For Its Batteries

August 22, 2012
A focused approach to eating the big pie

August 22, 2012
XL Hybrids and Johnson Controls Team Up to Power Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles

August 21, 2012
Johnson Controls to Supply Battery Packs for XL Hybrids’ Powertrain for Fleet Vehicles

August 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Is Using JCI Battery Packs

August 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Signs Supply Agreement with Johnson Controls

July 19, 2012
Hybrids: For Commercial Fleets, Cost-Effective Bridge to Electric Vehicle Future

July 12, 2012
Decisions, Decisions

July 10, 2012
Additions/Subtractions: The Altered States of Upfitting

July 09, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

July 09, 2012
XL Hybrids Retrofits Achieve 21.2% Improvement in Fuel Economy in Independent Testing

July 09, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

July 09, 2012
XL Hybrids’ retrofit system reduces fuel consumption by 21.2%—report

June 29, 2012
XL Tests Confirm 21% Fuel Use Reduction

June 26, 2012
Retrofit Hybrid Promises 21% Fuel Savings

June 25, 2012
Independent Testing Shows 21.2% Reduction in Fuel Consumption with XLH Retrofit System

June 22, 2012
A Business Case for Hybrids to Hedge Against Fuel Price Fluctuations

May 29, 2012
Power by Parker for XL Hybrids

May 08, 2012
Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

May 07, 2012
HEVs Create Cost Advantages for Businesses

May 04, 2012
Amid Rising Fuel Prices, Efficiency Improvements Create Cost Advantages

May 03, 2012
Commercial Vehicle Conversion Kit Makes Aftermarket Hybrids

April 24, 2012
Accelerating Clean Transportation

April 17, 2012
Contrarian Investors Take Stage at Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum

April 16, 2012
Boston Business Journal Announces Green Practices Winners

March 28, 2012
XL Hybrids 'Upfits' Commercial Vans

March 27, 2012
XL Hybrids Begins Fleet Trials

March 21, 2012
XL Hybrids shows hybrid van

March 21, 2012
4 ways to turn high gas prices into a business advantage

March 15, 2012
Chevrolet cargo van to go hybrid

March 14, 2012
XL Hybrids to display hybrid Chevrolet Cargo Van at MIT Energy Conference

February 24, 2012
It IS easy being green

December 12, 2011
XL Hybrids: Supersizing Green Machines

December 08, 2011
XL Hybrids Wins 2011 Best Electronic Design Award

November 14, 2011
Richard Canny joins XL Hybrids board of directors

November 14, 2011
XL Hybrids names board member

November 14, 2011
Green Brief - XL Hybrids adds new board member

November 08, 2011
XL Hybrids taps former Ford exec for board of directors

November 07, 2011
XL Hybrids, with new D.I.Y. approach, gears up to go beyond vehicle retrofits

November 07, 2011
Former HUMVEE plant may produce plug-in hybrid vans

November 07, 2011
XL Hybrids appoints former THINK exec to board of directors

November 03, 2011
Retrofittable XL Hybrids brings fuel savings to existing light trucks

November 03, 2011
Five ways to make your fleet greener for less

October 31, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversions

October 26, 2011
Design Talk Live! podcast with XL Hybrids

October 20, 2011
XL Hybrids announces customer test pilots for bolt-on hybrid systems

October 20, 2011
Hybrid conversion technology slashes commercial vehicle fuel costs

October 19, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversion systems to fleets

October 18, 2011
XL Hybrids conducting pilot tests of hybrid electric conversion systems for Class 1-3 commercial vans and trucks

October 17, 2011
Hub firm says it will turn vans into money-saving hybrids

October 17, 2011
XL Hybrids preps vans for pilot program

October 17, 2011
XL gets ready for fleet trials

October 17, 2011
XL Hybrids offering hybrid conversion systems to fleets

April 20, 2011
Brown pushes legislation to cut energy costs

April 20, 2011
Sen. Brown promotes tax credit to retrofit vehicles

March 11, 2011
Hybrid Conversion Cuts CO2, Costs

March 05, 2011
Energy Geeks Converge on M.I.T.

March 03, 2011
Somerville Company Converts Existing Cars Into Hybrids

February 14, 2011
XL Hybrids attracts $2 million more

February 14, 2011
XL Hybrids Ups Investment Round to $1.8M

February 14, 2011
Stimulus money for batteries could help Mass. company