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With over 1,000 vehicles, greening the City’s diverse fleet is no simple task. Yet, with now over 120 hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles, the City is making significant progress. The City recently worked with XL Hybrids, Inc, a Boston-based company founded by MIT alumni, to install its award-winning XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System in four city-owned vans. This technology can deliver a 25 percent increase in miles driven per gallon, and will help reduce pollution and save money on gas.
“Utilizing this technology will save tax-payer money and is a win-win for any business or organization,” said Mayor Martin J. Walsh.
“We have more than 160 full-sized passenger and cargo vans in our fleet,” said Jim McGonagle, director of central fleet management for The City of Boston. “Since XL Hybrids is based in Boston, working with them is simple and smart. The ability to retrofit vans from our existing fleet allowed us to see immediate benefits. There were no driver training or maintenance requirements. I look forward to ordering new vans with the XL Hybrids system in the coming months.”Read more