Emissions reduction vehicle technology available to municipal fleets in Massachusetts Statewide Contract
Loveland, Colo., Feb. 20, 2017 – A nationwide volume discount offered to public fleets by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Operational Services Division now makes reducing harmful emissions, saving fuel, and saving money easier for municipal fleets across the US.
Lightning Hybrids, a Colorado-based designer and manufacturer of the hydraulic hybrid Energy Recovery System, and National Fleet Hybrids, based in Attleboro, Mass., offer a retrofit for new or existing medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles to public fleets in all 50 states through the Massachusetts program.
The ERS system is available for shuttle, transit and school buses, logistics, food and beverage vehicles, and refuse trucks.
Lightning Hybrids is an authorized vendor through the newly released Advanced Vehicle Technology statewide contract, VEH102. This multi-year contract allows public fleets nationwide to purchase the Lightning Hybrids Energy Recovery System for new vehicles or as a retrofit for existing fleet vehicles through an established public contracting mechanism with competitive volume pricing.
“It’s often difficult for public fleets to get new vendors and contracts approved,” said David Brosky, vice president for sales of Lightning Hybrids. “Through the Massachusetts OSD VEH102 contract, your fleet can avoid red tape and delays in saving fuel, reducing emissions, and meeting the sustainability goals of your community. The ROI on these systems funds the cost in a short period of time, but the performance and environmental benefits last for years.”
“We are pleased to be able to offer this near-zero emissions vehicle technology to municipal fleets,” says Glen Perlman, President of National Fleet Hybrids. “We would be pleased to help navigate the various options for this program and optimize the Lightning Hybrids ERS to serve public fleets across the country with easy access to the clean and powerful ERS product.”
Through the program, public fleets can review available products, get quotes, and place orders directly for the Lightning Hybrids’ system either through their own purchasing systems, by contacting the OSD program manager, or for Massachusetts-based eligible entities through the online COMMBUYS purchasing system. The Lightning Hybrids hybrid system can be ordered when purchasing new vehicles, or as retrofit purchase for vehicles already in service.
National Fleet Hybrids accepts orders for the nationwide program. National Fleet Hybrids, a wholly owned subsidiary of National Van Builders, Inc., is a premium manufacturer of commercial accessible vans, executive transporters, and specialty vehicles National Van is a manufacturer’s representative for Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus and is a Ford Authorized Pool Account with QVM certification.
About Lightning Hybrids
Lightning Hybrids designs and manufactures the hydraulic hybrid ERS (Energy Recovery System) for medium- and heavy-duty fleet vehicles. The hydraulic system improves fuel efficiency by regenerating braking energy, provides safer braking and more power for acceleration, and decreases harmful greenhouse gas emissions. The ERS does not have any batteries, instead safely and efficiently stores energy mechanically in composite hydraulic accumulators, which are a fraction of the cost and weight of batteries. The ERS can be installed on new vehicles as well as retrofitted on vehicles already in service and is distributed and installed by certified partners nationwide. To learn more, go to www.lightninghybrids.com.
About National Fleet Hybrids
National Fleet Hybrids is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Van Builders, Inc., a premium manufacturer of commercial accessible vans, executive transporters, and specialty vehicles National Van is a manufacturer’s representative for Elkhart Coach and Glaval Bus and is a Ford Authorized Pool Account with QVM certification. Recognizing their customers’ need for greater fuel economy and lower maintenance costs, National Van formed an alliance with Lightning Hybrids, and National Fleet Hybrids was born and is solely dedicated to providing cutting-edge hybrid technology that offers significant savings in fuel economy and brake wear. To find out more, go to www.nationalfleethybrids.com.