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November 22, 2019

XL’s Plug-in Hybrid Electric Drive System Named to TIME’s List of 2019 Best Inventions

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BOSTON, November 22, 2019 - XL, the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has been featured in TIME magazine’s Best Inventions of 2019, the company announced today. The XLP™ Plug-in Hybrid Electric drive system, which helps fleets meet sustainability goals by improving fuel economy and reducing emissions of commercial pickup trucks, was named one of TIME’s Best Inventions of the year in the transportation category.  

The XLP technology began shipping in volume to commercial, utility and municipal fleets throughout North America in 2019, installing seamlessly onto standard Ford F-150 and F-250 pickup trucks to improve miles driven per gallon (MPG) by up to 50 percent while reducing emissions by one-third.  It is the newest electrification platform from XL, which has been offering hybrid electric drive systems for a wide range of commercial Ford, GM and Isuzu vehicles for the past decade. XL’s customers have driven over 100 million cumulative miles on the company’s hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems over that time. 

“We’re excited to have our revolutionary XLP system recognized as one of TIME’s most groundbreaking and influential inventions of 2019,” said XL CEO Dimitri Kazarinoff. “It’s a great win for our entire product development team and continues to confirm the value of plug-in hybrid solutions for fleet customers everywhere.”

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About XL

XL is the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, with more than 100 million miles driven by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University and the City of Boston. With its fleet-ready™ XLH™ hybrid electric drive system and the XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric drive system, Class 2 to 6 commercial and municipal customers can increase fuel economy by up to 25-50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by up to 20-33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals with no impact on fleet operations.