By Alyssa Dalton
March 17, 2014 – XL Hybrids unveiled what it says is the first upfitted hybrid Ford E-350 cutaway chassis at NTEA’s Work Truck Show 2014.
Now available for Class 1 to 4 commercial fleets up to 14,500 GVW—such as van body, utility and walk-in vans—the system installs in just five hours, says XL Hybrids, and has zero impact on fleet operations because there are no special plugs, charging or fueling infrastructure, driver training, or maintenance requirements. “This opens up opportunities for fleets operating cutaway and strip chassis vans to get a 25% increase in miles driven per-gallon, reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 20%, and see an attractive return on their investment,” says Tod Hynes, president and founder. It is now available on the Ford E-350 cutaway and Ford E-450 cutaway, and is coming soon to the E-350 and E-450 stripped chassis and GMC 3500/4500 cutaway chassis, says the powertrain manufacturer. (Photos by A. Dalton)