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Door2Door Transportation Deploys Technology from XL Hybrids

| March 9, 2015


XL Hybrids a pioneer in hybrid electric powertrain technology for commercial and municipal fleets, has announced the installation of its XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in a Ford E-350 shuttle bus for Door2Door Transportation by SCM.

The non-profit promotes the independence of seniors and persons with disabilities through community-based transportation. Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC) funded the project through InnovateMass, a competitive program that provides awards to applicant teams that offer the most innovative and impactful clean energy solutions to tough energy and environmental problems in the Commonwealth.

Noted Tod Hynes, president and founder of XL Hybrids, “The InnovateMass grant allows us to support Door2Door’s valuable community service. Our charge-sustaining hybrid electric powertrain is not only eco-friendly – reducing CO2 emissions by 20 percent – the system also lowers total cost of ownership for truck, van and shuttle bus fleets.”

According to XL Hybrids, the Door2Door shuttle bus “will provide a 25 percent increase in miles per gallon and reduce nearly five tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.”

Added MassCEC CEO Alicia Barton,“MassCEC is proud to partner with companies like XL Hybrids to help grow an already-booming clean energy sector that employs more than 88,000 workers across the Commonwealth.”

Door2Door has a 27-member fleet and serves riders by transporting them to medical appointments, grocery shopping, adult daycare, meal sites and excursions.

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