New hybrid electric work trucks support greener campus recycling and maintenance efforts
XL, a leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, announced that its XLH® hybrid electric drive technology is used by the University of Virginia (UVA) to green its recycling and maintenance fleets. The cleaner fleet vehicles contributed to the university receiving the prestigious Sustainable Fleet Accreditation from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and Calstart in January. In doing so, the university’s Facilities Management Fleet became the first university fleet in Virginia to receive this accreditation.
“We congratulate the University of Virginia on its Sustainable Fleet Accreditation, and we’re proud that our hybrid electric drive systems could help them achieve that honor,” Tod Hynes, founder and CEO of XL, says. “UVA is a great example of a forward-thinking university that recognizes the importance of sustainability in their fleet operations, and they continue to invest in technologies that deliver value and reduce emissions.”
Since 2018, UVA’s recycling and maintenance divisions have used Super Duty Ford F-250 trucks and a Ford Transit equipped with the XLH hybrid electric drive system to enable their work trucks to be 25% more fuel efficient and produce 20% fewer CO2 emissions. In February, UVA added XLH Ford E-350 Cutaway box trucks to its Facilities Management fleet and is expecting similar results. Find out more about XL’s fleet electrification technology, visit www.xlfleet.com.