XL is upfitting six hybrid electric (HEV) Ford F-250 trucks and one hybrid electric Ford Transit passenger van for the City of Sacramento, Calif. The upfits are expected to improve the municipal fleet’s fuel efficiency, increase MPG, and reduce CO2 emissions, according to the company.
The city expects a 25% 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 No. 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.