Fuel Smarts

XL Hybrids Launches Hybrid Electric Powertrain For Ford E-Series Vans

March 4, 2013 - Products

SHARING TOOLS        | Subscribe

XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids, which developed a low-cost hybrid electric powertrain for Class 1 to 3 commercial fleet vehicles, has expanded its product line to offer hybrid electric powertrain technology for Ford E-Series vans.

The company says the E-Series hybrid powertrain is the first low-cost, commercially available, charge-sustaining hybrid electric powertrain for the E-Series. 

XL Hybrids' technology will initially be available for the 2013 model year E-Series on the E-150 and E-250 cargo van and passenger wagon models. The company will then release compatibility for older model years, as well.

The technology design allows for a seamless integration with the existing Ford driveline without major modifications. The hybrid powertrain was also designed for a fast installation process, allowing XL Hybrids' certified upfitters to quickly install the hybrid powertrain as a ship-through option.

The hybrid electric powertrain will also be available as a retrofit on model year 2013 vans already in fleet service.

XL Hybrids will continue to expand the availability of the hybrid powertrain option to the most popular rear-wheel drive vehicles in the Class 1 to 3 commercial vehicle categories across existing vehicle manufacturers, even as manufacturers launch new vehicle models.

"By expanding the compatibility of our hybrid powertrain with Ford E-Series, we are now able to offer a compelling return on investment and significant emissions reductions to more than 75 percent of light duty van fleet buyers," said Justin Ashton, vice president of business development and co-founder of XL Hybrids. "By working with top-tier upfitters for installation, XL Hybrids has created a low-cost, seamless ship-through option for fleets without the hurdles of buying a completely unproven chassis or having a tether to a recharging or alt-fuel filling station."

Go directly to this company's home page


We offer e-newsletters that deliver targeted news and information for the entire fleet industry.


ELDs and Telematics

sponsored by
sponsor logo

Scott Sutarik from Geotab will answer your questions and challenges

View All

Sleeper Cab Power

Steve Carlson from Xantrex will answer your questions and challenges

View All