City of Sacramento is Greening Its Parks and Recreation Fleet with New XL-Electrified Vehicles
Sacramento and XL will help spotlight hybrid electric fleet vehicles during the NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo, October 16-18 in California
BOSTON: XL, the leader in connected vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, today announced it is upfitting six hybrid electric (HEV) Ford F-250 trucks and one hybrid electric Ford Transit passenger van for the City of Sacramento to improve their municipal fleet’s fuel efficiency, increase MPG and reduce CO2 emissions.
The City expects a 25 percent increase in MPG from its XL hybrid electric trucks, compared to its standard gasoline-powered fleet vehicles. By upfitting the XL hybrid electric trucks, the City will save money on fuel costs and achieve its sustainability goals.
“The City’s Department of Youth, Parks, and Community Enrichment requires reliability in our fleet vehicles, and they log significant mileage with more than 200 parks located all across the city,” said Mark Stevens, fleet manager of City of Sacramento. “We did an analysis on which truck would be most beneficial in terms of the fuel usage, and quickly realized that upfitting our Ford F-250 trucks with XL’s technology would be the best decision.”
Since 2011, the City of Sacramento’s fleet has been recognized as one of the Top 40 Green Fleets in North America by the Government Green Fleet Awards Program and was awarded the #1 overall rank in 2013. The city’s electric vehicle strategy focuses on the advancement of light-duty electric vehicles, including hybrid electric vehicles, battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles.
“XL is electrifying the fleets of environmentally-conscious municipalities throughout the country, and it’s a natural fit for us to be working with the Capital of one of the greenest states in the nation,” said Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer of XL. “The XL Hybrid system will help the City of Sacramento to reduce fuel costs and meet sustainability goals, without sacrificing the vehicle performance that is critical to its operations.”
The XL and City of Sacramento teams will be attending the NorCal Clean Technology Forum & Expo from October 16-18 in McClellan CA, and speaking on the conference’s panels about vehicle electrification during separate sessions. Siegert will be participating in a Light-Duty Vehicle Technology Deployment panel on Wednesday, October 17 at 3:00 pm.
For more information about XL fleet electrification technology, fleet managers can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the City of Sacramento’s Fleet Department
The City of Sacramento’s Fleet Operations provides customers and the employees of the City of Sacramento with safe and dependable vehicles, equipment and service facilities. The Fleet Division’s goal is to work in partnership with customers and employees to provide high quality products and services in a cost-effective manner.
XL is the leader in vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets in North America, relied on by customers such as The Coca-Cola Company, Verizon, Yale University, the City of Boston and the City of Seattle. With its fleet-ready® XLH® hybrid electric drive system and the XLP™ plug-in hybrid electric drive system, Class 2 to 6 commercial and municipal customers can increase fuel economy by between 25 to 50 percent and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by between 20 to 33 percent, decreasing operating costs and meeting sustainability goals with zero impact on fleet operations. XL works with Ford, General Motors and Isuzu to electrify thousands of commercial trucks, vans and shuttles, with over 75 million miles driven on XL systems. Founded by MIT alumni and funded by Constellation Technology Ventures, IKEA Group and private investors, XL is based in Boston. For more information, visit www.xlfleet.com or follow us on Twitter @xlfleet.