XL announced it has received approval from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to sell hybrid electric Ford F-250 pickup trucks in California.
According to the company, upfitting the 2018 Ford F-250 with the XLH hybrid electric system can lead to as much as a 25% improvement in fuel efficiency, along with accompanying reductions in CO2 emissions.
“The XLH system is helping us to be in line with the California greenhouse gas reduction standards for the vehicles we use in the county,” said Mike Quan, C.P.M. for the County of Los Angeles Internal Services Department – Fleet Services. “And the XL Link telematics program will allow us to measure and analyze speed, idling, vehicle drive cycle, CO2 emissions reductions and MPG.”
“California continues to set a high bar for electrified vehicle technology, and we’ve seen many U.S. states following California’s lead,” Clay Siegert, chief operating officer of XL. “As a result of this CARB executive order, XL provides fleets with even more choices for electrified trucks and vans, while ensuring that XL is well-positioned should California and other U.S. states tighten restrictions on conventional vehicles with internal combustion engines.”