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October 18, 2016 - News
Md. County Adds Hybrid Electric Vans
XL Hybrids, Inc. has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in Prince George’s County cargo vans as part of the Maryland county’s sustainable energy program.
September 27, 2016 - News
Montgomery County Adds Hybrid Ford Vans
XL Hybrids has installed its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in 15 passenger and cargo vans for Montgomery County, Md. The 15 upfit Ford Transit vans add to the 10 existing Ford Econoline hybrid vans already in use in the county’s fleet.
September 8, 2016 - News
USPS Adds Another 3,000 Ram ProMaster Vans
FCA has started delivering another 3,339 Ram ProMaster cargo vans to the U.S. Postal Service in a second order that follows a 9,113-vehicle order last year.
September 1, 2016 - News
2017 Ram ProMaster Becomes More Upfit Friendly
The 2017 Ram ProMaster full-size van will arrive with upgrades designed to improve upfitting for the chassis cab and cutaway models, as well as an updated Uconnect infotainment system.
August 24, 2016 - News
Ford Recalls Transits for Fuel Injection Pumps
The recall covers more than 2,000 2015-2016 model-year vans equipped with 3.2-liter diesel engines.
August 10, 2016 - News
XL Hybrids Touts Ford Transit MPG Improvement
XL Hybrids announced vehicle testing results that validate a 26% improvement in mpg on the EPA UDDS (Urban Dynamometer Driving Schedule) drive cycle for Ford Transit vans upfitted with XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive Systems.
August 9, 2016 - News
Depreciation in Most Segments Improves in July
Used vehicles from the 2011 to 2015 model years depreciated 1.5% in July, a slight improvement over June's 1.7% depreciation rate, reports Black Book.
August 3, 2016 - News
Mercedes-Benz Expands Sprinter Worker Lineup
Mercedes-Benz is expanding its Sprinter Worker lineup with additional chassis, engine, and body configurations geared toward the contracting, delivery and transportation service industries.
July 27, 2016 - News
Mercedes-Benz Breaks Ground on $500M Van Plant
Mercedes-Benz will shift production of vans it sells in the U.S. and Canada to North Charleston, S.C., by the end of the decade with a plant that nearly triples its existing manufacturing footprint.
July 27, 2016 - News
Mercedes-Benz Expands Van Offerings, Adds Ship-Thru
Mercedes-Benz Vans is introducing a turnkey “ship-thru” upfitting program for its Metris mid-size van and for Mercedes-Benz and Freightliner full-size Sprinter vans. The OEM is also rolling out a value-priced Metris Worker model, as well as expanding its Worker lineup for the Sprinter.
July 12, 2016 - News
XL Hybrids Vans Granted Voucher Eligibility in Calif.
Fleets who deploy XL Hybrids vans for delivery or service uses in California can now defray the cost of the conversion with a $2,500 voucher, the company has announced.
June 24, 2016 - News
Alliance AutoGas Launches System for Ram ProMaster
The Alliance AutoGas engineered single-plug connector, no cut or drill fuel system, installed on a Ram ProMaster, was spotted at the Government Fleet Expo.
June 9, 2016 - News
Navistar to Build GM's Cutaway Vans
Navistar, Inc. has reached an agreement with General Motors to manufacture GM's Express and Savana cutaway vans at its Springfield, Ohio, plant starting in the first half of 2017.
June 1, 2016 - News
Baltimore Police Add Cameras to Prisoner Transport Vans
The Baltimore Police Department added 10 new prisoner transport vans and retrofitted 13 others with a redesigned interior and camera system to improve treatment of detainees in custody.
May 26, 2016 - News
FCA Offers Ram ProMaster Prisoner Transport Van
FCA has begun offering a Ram ProMaster prisoner transport van to law enforcement agencies under a partnership with Havis, Inc., which equips the cargo van for agencies.
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