XL Hybrids announced AmeriPride Services is taking delivery of 21 Ford F-59 trucks featuring XL Hybrids’ XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System by the end of this year.
AmeriPride said it will use the hybrid-electric F-59 trucks for uniform rental and linen supply delivery in North American metropolitan markets including Arizona and Minnesota.
“Adding hybrid electric technology to our fleet allows us to reduce AmeriPride’s carbon footprint and save money,” said Banny Allison, fleet services manager at AmeriPride Services. “Our pilot programs using hybrid electric technology have been successful and we want to continue incorporating alternative fuels into our fleet to become more sustainable. XL Hybrids has been a great partner to help us transform our company and the industry.”
The hybrid electric F-59 trucks are the latest on-road deployment of XL Hybrids technology by AmeriPride, which already operates a fleet of hybrid-electric service vans with XL3 systems in Canada.
All field results are being captured by XL Hybrids’ proprietary wireless data connectivity system, XL Link, which tracks key performance indicators like MPG, vehicle duty cycle and CO2 emissions reduction. XL Link vehicle connectivity is a continuous data link from every vehicle collecting millions of vehicle operational data points, allowing analysis and reports on key performance indicators.
“We are pleased to support forward-thinking organizations like AmeriPride that see the value in looking long-term and investing in clean energy technology,” said Clay Siegert, XL Hybrids’ co-founder and chief operating officer. “Our customers are leaders in their respective industries because they make decisions backed by data. They see that XL Hybrids provides solid ROI and know that we are continuing to innovate to deliver a competitive advantage to their fleet programs.”
These F-59 hybrid-electric upfits were completed by XL Hybrids’ installation partner, A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems, in Elkhart, IN.