Verizon and XL Hybrids Inc Partner to Power Verizon’s New York City Truck Fleet

By Ray Prince Cable and telephony giant Verizon and Boston startup XL Hybrids Inc. have entered an agreement to equip 234 of Verizon’s gas-powered work trucks with XL Hybrids’ XL3 add-on drivetrains.
Verizon’s vans, Chevy Express 2500 models, will use XL Hybrids’ XL3 add-on hybrid-electric system, offering regenerative braking abilities to charge the battery upon deacceleration. XL Hybrids will also provide Verizon with valuable transportation data using its cloud-based analytics system delivering key performance indicator information such as fuel economy, carbon dioxide emission levels, and other vital stats.
The move is meant to address several initiatives, particularly Verizon’s stated goal of reducing carbon

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