Hybrids – Vehicles, Battery & Hydraulic Technology

Montgomery County’s Hybrid Cargo Vans Lower Fuel Costs

May 06, 2015

Montgomery County, Md., has converted 10 cargo vans to hybrid vehicles using XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System. The recently retrofitted vans support Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s goal to reduce Maryland’s greenhouse gas emissions by 25% by 2020.

"By converting 10 Ford cargo vans, we are already seeing over 25% increase in miles driven per gallon thanks to the XL Hybrids system, and we are expecting annual operating costs savings of tens of thousands of dollars overall," said Bill Griffiths, fleet division chief of Montgomery County and a finalist for the 2015 Public Sector Fleet Manager of the Year award. "We have 149 vans in our fleet and expect to convert at least 10 additional vans with the XL Hybrids system in July of this year."

The current 10 hybrid electric vans are being used at the county maintenance department for plumbers, electricians, and road safety crews.

"We’re happy to be working with a major municipal fleet like Montgomery County," said Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids’ co-founder and vice president. "With the XL Hybrids charge-sustaining powertrain, these vans will see reduced fuel usage, reduced carbon dioxide emissions and a quick return on investment. This technology has greater than 99.9 percent availability with no impact on fleet operations and maintenance schedules."

Comment On This Story

Name:  
Email:  
Comment: (Maximum 10000 characters)  
Leave this field empty:
* Please note that every comment is moderated.

Article News

Popular Stories

FleetFAQ

Public Fleet Tracking And Telematics

Amin Amini from Verizon will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Recent Topics

Good afternoon all. We have been looking at trying a fuel additive developed by a company called DPF Remedy. The benefits are supposed...

View Topic

Here's an EV question or two: How are you paying for the charging station? I have some interested parties in my city, but not an...

View Topic

Fleet Documents

1018 Fleet Documents (and counting) to Download!

Sponsored by

CEI is the largest provider of collision management services in North America, according to the company.

Read more