Illinois contractor's vans use electric motors
Move will save fuel, reduce emissions, officials say
Illinois-based HVAC market company Climatemp has installed electric drive systems in four of the company’s service vans.
The XL3 hybrid electric drive system from XL Hybrids Inc. was put in Chevrolet Express vans, which also use XL’s Hybrid’s XL Link, a cloud-based connection system that tracks miles per gallon, fuel use and carbon dioxide emissions.
“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, Climatemp Service Group’s general manager. “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.”
Clay Siegert, co-founder and chief operating officer of XL Hybrids, said his company’s technology was a good for an HVAC market provider.
“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,” Siegert said. “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.”