XL customers have driven 100 million miles using the company's hybrid and plug-in hybrid electric drive systems, according to the company, which is also celebrating its 10th anniversary this year.
Since 2009, XL has electrified the fleets of some of the largest and most recognized companies, municipalities and organizations in North America. One of XL's first customers, Coca-Cola, has deployed nearly 300 hybrid-electric GMC Chevrolet Express vans since 2012.
XL recently examined the data from the first 10 Coca-Cola vehicles deployed between 2012 and 2013. The vehicles are still on the road today and have driven an average of 150,000 miles each — one van has more than 215,000 miles — with an average fuel-economy improvement of 20.2% over their lifetime.
Tony Eiermann, the fleet manager for Coca-Cola at the time of the original XL vehicle deployment, is now vice president of fleet management at Bennett International Group.
"We chose the XL hybrid solution because it supported Coca-Cola's strong commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, without sacrificing the performance that was needed from those vehicles," Eiermann said recently. "The XL vans delivered those savings as promised, and the fact that they're still on the road speaks to the reliability and longevity of their systems."
"Thanks to our customers' commitment to sustainability, and the dedication of XL team members over the past decade, we have delivered reliable products and quantifiable results for fleets of all sizes," said XL founder and CEO Tod Hynes. "We're very proud of this milestone and are even more excited about what XL has in store for the next 10 years."
Originally posted on Green Fleet Magazine