Plug-in Hybrid Electric F-250 Launched

Boston-based XL has added a plug-in hybrid electric Ford Super Duty F-250 pickup truck to its commercial, utility and municipal fleet portfolio.  Launched at the recent NTEA Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, XL’s newest product joins which also includes the XLP™ Ford F-150 in the company’s plug-in hybrid electric (PHEV) product family.

The truck is scheduled to begin shipping to customers before the end of 2019.

The design of the XLP F-250 features a high voltage 15 kWh lithium-ion battery pack that is compatible with Level 1 and Level 2 charging stations using a J1772 plug interface. The battery is also charged by regenerative braking during driving, which captures and stores energy while slowing the vehicle.

The entire system weighs 750 pounds and is mounted onto existing factory components. XL said the XLP F-250 has no effect on Ford factory warranties and requires no special maintenance procedures or charging infrastructure enhancements. s