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AmeriPride Taps XL Hybrids for Latest Hybrid Solution on F-59 Chassis

| March 12, 2016

 

XL Hybrids

XL Hybrids, a leader in fleet electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, featured an AmeriPride F-59 service truck upfitted with the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System at the recent NTEA Work Truck Show.

Hybrid-electric F-59 trucks are the latest on-road deployment of XL Hybrids technology by AmeriPride, which already operates a fleet of service vehicles with XL3 systems in North America.

“Our technology partnership with XL Hybrids has yielded tangible results for our corporate fleet that are helping AmeriPride Services with our corporate sustainability goal to reduce our carbon footprint,” said Banny Allison, Fleet Manager at AmeriPride Services. “AmeriPride is implementing a variety of sustainability programs across North America including alternative fuel vehicles, heat reclamation systems in the plants, solar power, mat and paper recycling, water conservation and more. The fuel efficiency improvements from XL Hybrids technology actually improve the productivity of our drivers who can go longer between fill-ups to make more product deliveries.”

Since 2013, AmeriPride Services fleet vehicles with XL Hybrids technology have driven more than 200,000 cumulative hybrid road miles, yielding approximately a 24 percent improvement in MPG and a reduction in CO2. This has translated into over three thousand gallons of fuel saved and over thirty metric tons of CO2 avoided, to date.

Over the projected 8-10 year life of these vehicles with XL Hybrids technology, AmeriPride is tracking to reduce more than 15,000 gallons of fuel, and reduce over 140 metric tons of CO2. All field results are being captured by XL Hybrids’ proprietary wireless data connectivity system which tracks key performance indicators like MPG, vehicle duty cycle and CO2 emissions reduction.

F-59 trucks upfitted with XL Hybrids technology in 2016 will significantly increase these sustainability accomplishments. The F-59 platform, with payloads exceeding 15,000 pounds, is ideal for food, linen, and package delivery fleets. AmeriPride uses its F-59 trucks for uniform rental and linen supply services in North American metropolitan markets. The XL3 hybrid system is installed aft of the transmission in about six to eight hours.

Fleets maintain the Ford OEM warranty and get a three-year, 75,000 mile warranty on the XL3 hybrid powertrain.

Noted Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer of XL Hybrids, “Our XL3 hybrid system provides up to a 25 percent increase in miles per gallon, with minimal impact to fleet operations, and no driver training or charging infrastructure requirements.” More at: www.xlhybrids.com.

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