News & Articles List

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5 31, 2019
Hard Working Trucks: University of Virginia Pleased with Hybrids

by Tom Quimby

The University of Virginia is using hybrid vans from XL to green their maintenance fleet, documenting a 23% increase in MPG so far.

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3 21, 2019
Government Fleet: Port of New Orleans adds plug-in hybrid pickup trucks

By GF Staff

The systems, developed by XL, enable an estimated 50% increase in miles per gallon and 33% decrease in emissions.

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1 1, 2019
The Municipal: Plug-in hybrid trucks helping fleets take charge of their sustainability goals

By Sarah Wright

As cities continue to put forth ambitious carbon reduction goals, municipal fleet managers are being tasked with the changes needed to turn those targets into reality.  Hybrid and plug-in hybrid fleet vehicles can begin delivering sustainability value from day one, without the traditional limitations of BEVs.

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4 23, 2019
GreenBiz: Accelerating the path to carbon-free transportation

By Deb Frodl, XL Board of Directors

The road to zero-carbon fleets is not necessarily driven only by zero-emission vehicles.

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1 7, 2019
PickupTrucks.com: Electrification Company Reveals Plug-in Hybrid Ford F-250

By Aaron Bragman

Boston-based XL Fleet Electrification is looking to improve heavy-duty truck mileage with its newest aftermarket hybrid system, which it unveiled in a plug-in hybrid Ford Super Duty F-250 at The Work Truck Show 2019 in Indianapolis.

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3 18, 2019
GreenBiz: America’s Pickup Truck Gets a Plug

By Katie Fehrenbacher

Few things are as quintessentially American as the Ford F-150 pick-up truck. It's the vehicle of choice not only for companies that need to haul stuff but also suburban families that just want to be able to haul stuff if they want. And unfortunately, the best-selling vehicle in the United States since the Reagan administration is also a classic gas-guzzler. But here's a fun fact that many don't know: There's already a plug-in hybrid electric version of the F-150 out there that can slash fuel use by a third.

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2 14, 2018
Boston Globe: There’s an energy in offices of XL Fleet

By Adam Vaccaro

What's it like to work at XL?  CEO Tod Hynes provides an inside look at the energy business, rapid growth, and old-time hockey in this morning's Boston Globe.

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4 28, 2018
This Version of a Ford Hybrid Pickup Can Save Major Bucks for Commercial Fleets and Municipalities

Published in Forbes by Doron Levin 

As pickups grow heavier, already poor fuel efficiency gets even worse. Enter XL, a Boston-based company that transforms conventional powertrains into gas-electric hybrids or plug-in gas-electric hybrids, thereby improving gas mileage from 25% to 50%.

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3 21, 2018
California Green-Lights XL’s Hybrid Electric Ford F-250

Published in NGT News by Betsy Lillian

XL, a provider of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California, marking the 14th CARB executive order achieved by the company.

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3 20, 2018
What’s It Like to Drive a Plug-in Hybrid Ford F150?

Published in PickupTrucks.com by Mark Williams

The truck we drove in the Los Angeles area was built by XL, a Massachusetts company that develops and provides electric vehicles for commercial and municipal fleets. In April in Detroit, we drove a Ford Super Duty F-250 equipped with XL’s hybrid power assist system. Our short drive in that truck, which was equipped with a 6.2-liter V-8 engine, resulted in a 25 percent gain in fuel economy over a regular Ford F-250 without any substantial trade-offs.

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1 4, 2015
XL Hybrids’ Technology Fuels Coca-Cola Alternative Fuel Fleet

5 30, 2015
XL Hybrids Helps Tackle Age-Old Campus Transit Concerns with Green Solutions

3 16, 2015
What's XL Hybrid Up To Lately - VERGE Revisits 1st Place VERGE 2013 Accelerate Winner

3 16, 2015
Coca-Cola Recognized at CA DRIVE THE DREAM 2015 for Converting 280+ Service Vans with Fuel-efficient XL Hybrids’ Systems

2 14, 2015
Use of XL Hybrid’s Electric Power Train System Continues to Grow I Commercial and Government Fleets

2 10, 2015
Heating & Cooling Company Is Good Test for XL Hybrids' Electric Drive System Due to Stop-and-go Service Routes

1 6, 2015
City of Boston and Montgomery County, MD. Add More XL Hybrids Vans to Fleets

2 14, 2015
XL Hybrids' Customer, Bill Griffiths, Receives Industry Recognition for Focusing on Quantifiable Fleet Improvements

1 2, 2015
XL Hybrids Offers the Lowest Cost Hybrid Electric System on the Two Most Popular Small Shuttle Buses

1 4, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Now Available on MY2015 and MY2016 Ford Transit Cargo Vans Passenger Wagons

3 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

2 13, 2015
WSJ Says Demand Holding Up for Hybrids and Electric Vehicles in the Commercial Space; XL Hybrids Doubles its Customer Base

5 30, 2015
Dennis Beal, Former FedEx Executive, Joins XL Hybrids’ Advisory Board

2 10, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System Reduces Fuel Costs and CO2 Emissions for nonprofit, Community-based Service

1 6, 2015
XL3 Hybrid Electric Powertrain Technology Now Available for the Reach™ Commercial Van from Isuzu and Utilimaster

4 24, 2015
XL Hybrids Announces Successful Installation of XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Passenger Vans for Lasell College

2 12, 2015
Lancer Automotive Group Inks Distribution Deal with XL Hybrids

4 27, 2015
Frost & Sullivan Offers Sunny Outlook for Medium and Heavy Duty Electric Hybrid Truck Market

2 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

4 23, 2014
XL Hybrids Webinar – The Green Fleets Connection

2 12, 2013
Coca-Cola to use Boston’s XL Hybrids’ system

2 11, 2013
XL Hybrids raises $3M debt round from WindSail Capital

2 11, 2013
Coca-Cola Transforms Service Vans to Hybrid Vehicles

2 10, 2013
Bloomberg TV: Making Vans More Fuel Efficient

1 2, 2013
Why Businesses Win by Investing in Hybrid Vehicles

4 23, 2013
XL Hybrids provides hybrid powertrain to Canadian uniform company

2 14, 2013
Boston-based XL Hybrids expands into Canada with deal to outfit linen supplier

2 10, 2013
XL Hybrids Secures First Canadian Sale

2 10, 2013
Patrick Administration Energy Officials Highlight Massachusetts Clean Energy Companies Doing Business in Canada

1 2, 2013
2013 Sustainability All-Star Award Winners Announced at Green Fleet Conference

1 2, 2013
XL Hybrids Emphasizes Ship-Through with Inline XL3 HEV Powertrain

1 1, 2013
XL Hybrids Debuts Enhanced Ship-Thru-Ready Hybrid-Electric Powertrain

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

4 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Cuts Emissions and Business Costs

4 25, 2013
XL Hybrids Growing 10-Fold By Cutting Fleet Fuel Consumption

1 3, 2013
Higher Fuel Prices Will Help Reduce Emissions and Government Subsidies

3 20, 2013
Jay Sandler Joins XL Hybrids as VP of Sales

3 20, 2013
XLH Hires Sandler to Grow Hybrid Electric Powertrain Sales

5 31, 2013
Electric Vehicle Adoption Stalls, but Hybrids Deliver on ROI

4 26, 2013
Q&A with XL Hybrids: HEV powertrains for commercial vehicles

1 2, 2013
Activating alternative efforts

4 25, 2013
FedEx Adds 1,900 New Lightweight, Fuel Efficient Vehicles to Fleet

5 30, 2013
Tesla's a success. So what?


4 23, 2013
MassCEC Announces Winners of InnovateMass Program

3 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Knapheide Manufacturing

3 15, 2013
XL Hybrids Upfits Via Knapheide Ship-Thru

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

3 15, 2013
ROI in HEV for Lower TCO

5 30, 2013
Turning Gas Guzzling Vans Into Efficient Hybrids

3 18, 2013
IHS Hybrid - EV Analysis

2 14, 2013
Work Truck Show Wrap-Up

2 13, 2013
XL Hybrids Recharges with $4M to Expand Vehicle Powertrain Tech

2 11, 2013
XL Hybrids Expands Ford Upfit Offerings

1 5, 2013
XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid Electric Powertrain For E-Series

1 4, 2013
XL Hybrids' Powertrain Available on the Ford E-Series Platform

1 1, 2013
XL Hybrids Via Leggett & Platt CVP

4 28, 2013
XLH Enters Installation and Distribution Partnership With Leggett & Platt CVP

4 27, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners with Custom Commercial Vehicle Upfitter

4 26, 2013
XL Hybrids Partners, Exhibits with Leggett & Platt CVP at 2013 NTEA Work Truck Show

2 10, 2013
Electric Vehicles Continue to Charge Ahead

2 10, 2012
Reduce Fuel Cost Volatility By Purchasing More Efficient Vehicles

3 19, 2012
Meet the founders of XL Hybrids

2 13, 2012
Can Veteran Small Businesses Jumpstart the Economy?

2 13, 2012
Helping Veterans Thrive

2 9, 2012
Charging Ahead from the Grid Up

1 5, 2012
How Hybrid Electric Vehicles Can Pay Off


3 15, 2012
XL Hybrids Will Present at Global CleanTech Meet-up 2012

3 17, 2012
Dr. Edward Lovelace Joins XL Hybrids as CTO

2 13, 2012
While Fleets Await Promise of EVs, Hybrids Make Economic Sense Today

4 24, 2012
CBS: Q&A with Justin Ashton, co-founder of XL Hybrids

4 23, 2012
XL Hybrids Goes Made In The USA For Its Batteries

4 22, 2012
A focused approach to eating the big pie

4 22, 2012
XL Hybrids and Johnson Controls Team Up to Power Light-Duty Fleet Vehicles

3 21, 2012
Johnson Controls to Supply Battery Packs for XL Hybrids’ Powertrain for Fleet Vehicles

3 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Is Using JCI Battery Packs

3 20, 2012
XL Hybrids Signs Supply Agreement with Johnson Controls

3 19, 2012
Hybrids: For Commercial Fleets, Cost-Effective Bridge to Electric Vehicle Future


2 10, 2012
Additions/Subtractions: The Altered States of Upfitting

2 9, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

2 9, 2012
XL Hybrids Retrofits Achieve 21.2% Improvement in Fuel Economy in Independent Testing

2 9, 2012
Tests Confirm XL Hybrids’ Claims Tied to Fuel Economy

2 9, 2012
XL Hybrids’ retrofit system reduces fuel consumption by 21.2%—report

5 29, 2012
XL Tests Confirm 21% Fuel Use Reduction

4 26, 2012
Retrofit Hybrid Promises 21% Fuel Savings

4 25, 2012
Independent Testing Shows 21.2% Reduction in Fuel Consumption with XLH Retrofit System

4 22, 2012
A Business Case for Hybrids to Hedge Against Fuel Price Fluctuations

5 29, 2012
Power by Parker for XL Hybrids

2 8, 2012
Finding the Right Fuel-Efficient Fit

1 7, 2012
HEVs Create Cost Advantages for Businesses

1 4, 2012
Amid Rising Fuel Prices, Efficiency Improvements Create Cost Advantages

1 3, 2012
Commercial Vehicle Conversion Kit Makes Aftermarket Hybrids

4 24, 2012
Accelerating Clean Transportation

3 17, 2012
Contrarian Investors Take Stage at Mid-Atlantic Cleantech Investment Forum

3 16, 2012
Boston Business Journal Announces Green Practices Winners

4 28, 2012
XL Hybrids 'Upfits' Commercial Vans

4 27, 2012
XL Hybrids Begins Fleet Trials

3 21, 2012
XL Hybrids shows hybrid van

3 21, 2012
4 ways to turn high gas prices into a business advantage

3 15, 2012
Chevrolet cargo van to go hybrid

2 14, 2012
XL Hybrids to display hybrid Chevrolet Cargo Van at MIT Energy Conference


2 12, 2011
XL Hybrids: Supersizing Green Machines

2 8, 2011
XL Hybrids Wins 2011 Best Electronic Design Award

2 14, 2011
Richard Canny joins XL Hybrids board of directors

2 14, 2011
XL Hybrids names board member

2 14, 2011
Green Brief - XL Hybrids adds new board member

2 8, 2011
XL Hybrids taps former Ford exec for board of directors

1 7, 2011
XL Hybrids, with new D.I.Y. approach, gears up to go beyond vehicle retrofits

1 7, 2011
Former HUMVEE plant may produce plug-in hybrid vans

1 7, 2011
XL Hybrids appoints former THINK exec to board of directors

1 3, 2011
Retrofittable XL Hybrids brings fuel savings to existing light trucks

1 3, 2011
Five ways to make your fleet greener for less

5 31, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversions

4 26, 2011
Design Talk Live! podcast with XL Hybrids

3 20, 2011
XL Hybrids announces customer test pilots for bolt-on hybrid systems

3 20, 2011
Hybrid conversion technology slashes commercial vehicle fuel costs

3 19, 2011
XL Hybrids to deliver hybrid electric conversion systems to fleets

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

3 17, 2011
Hub firm says it will turn vans into money-saving hybrids

3 17, 2011
XL Hybrids preps vans for pilot program

3 17, 2011
XL gets ready for fleet trials

3 17, 2011
XL Hybrids offering hybrid conversion systems to fleets

3 20, 2011
Brown pushes legislation to cut energy costs

3 20, 2011
Sen. Brown promotes tax credit to retrofit vehicles

2 11, 2011
Hybrid Conversion Cuts CO2, Costs

1 5, 2011
Energy Geeks Converge on M.I.T.

1 3, 2011
Somerville Company Converts Existing Cars Into Hybrids

2 14, 2011
XL Hybrids attracts $2 million more

2 14, 2011
XL Hybrids Ups Investment Round to $1.8M

2 14, 2011
Stimulus money for batteries could help Mass. company