XL Hybrids has been selected by the Massachusetts Operational Services Division (OSD) as a vendor for the new Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract VEH102. This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the company’s XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System as an upfit or retrofit product through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.
“Thanks to VEH102, public entities can now seamlessly and immediately purchase our hybrid electric upfit product,” said XL Hybrids CTO Ed Lovelace. “Public fleets are often stymied by the prospect of trying to get a new vendor and contract mechanism approved by their parent organization. We’ve been told by some public fleets this process can take upwards of a year or more. By using the OSD VEH102 contract, public fleets can potentially bypass that additional effort and delay.”
Through VEH102, public fleets can review available products, get quotes, and place orders directly for XL Hybrids products through their own purchasing systems, by contacting the OSD program manager or, for Massachusetts-based eligible entities, through the online COMMBUYS purchasing system. The XL3 hybrid electric system can be ordered as a new ship-through upfit or as a retrofit for vehicles that are already in service.
The XL3 hybrid system saves fuel through regenerative braking. Working seamlessly in the background, it has no impact on fleet operations or service, and no driver training or infrastructure requirements.
Source: XL Hybrids via Green Car Congress