XL Hybrids installs hybrid electric solution for Climatemp’s fleet

June 30, 2016
XL Hybrids announced the installation of XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive systems in service vans for Climatemp Service Group.

XL Hybrids announced the installation of XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive systems in service vans for Climatemp Service Group, a provider of commercial heating and cooling equipment and HVAC maintenance services in the Chicagoland area. The new GM vans are part of the Climatemp fleet, which services over 450 commercial and industrial facilities throughout the metropolitan Chicago area.

“We serve as our customers’ eyes and ears regarding their heating and cooling equipment, providing them with expert advice for more than 60 years,” said Paul Szymczak, general manager of Climatemp Service Group. “Thanks to XL Hybrids, we’re now able to deliver on our promise in a greener, cleaner way. We expect XL Hybrids’ technology to enhance our fleet’s fuel efficiency, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.”

Climatemp’s four new Chevy Express vans are also equipped with XL Hybrids’ XL Link cloud-based fleet vehicle connectivity and analytics system. XL Link measures MPG performance, fuel savings and CO2 reduction to confirm the XL3 hybrid system is delivering a return on investment and enhancing clients’ sustainability initiatives.

“We look forward to helping Climatemp Service Group, which is a family-owned business with a 20-vehicle fleet, increase MPG with our seamless hybrid electric solution,” said Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer of XL Hybrids. “Since our XL3 system requires no driver training, no special plugs, or charging or fueling infrastructure, the Climatemp team can focus even more on their customers – and spend less time at the gas pump.”

According to the company, the XL3 Hybrid Electric Drive System saves fuel through regenerative braking, a process by which the electric motor helps slow the vehicle when the driver brakes, charging the battery. When the driver accelerates, the battery releases the energy to the electric motor, helping propel the vehicle.

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