Despite their potential to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and fuel consumption, electric and hybrid cars and trucks struggled for years to find a solid customer base.
The beverage company recently converted 100 service vehicles to run on XL Hybrids' XL3 parallel hybrid electric drive system to cut costs and reduce emissions.
This Boston-based company retrofits vans and trucks—aka fuel hogs—with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack, turning them into hybrids and reducing emissions and fuel use by 20%.
The electric vehicle business has its naysayers, and more than a few once-promising startups lay as wrecks on the side of the road, but one MIT-bred company is poised to pass the failures, thanks to a sharp focus on the large commercial vehicle market.
XL Fleet has launched a comprehensive new partner network with 27 professional fleet equipment installer companies throughout 96 individual locations in the US, Canada and Mexico.