The University of Virginia has earned the Sustainable Fleet Accreditation from the National Association of Fleet Administrators (NAFA) and Calstart. In doing so, the university’s Facilities Management Fleet became the first university fleet in Virginia to receive this accreditation.
UVA is using technology from XL, a maker of vehicle electrification solutions for commercial and municipal fleets, for its recycling and maintenance fleets.
Since 2018, UVA’s recycling and maintenance divisions have been using Super Duty Ford F-250 trucks and a Ford Transit equipped with the XLH hybrid electric drive system to enable their work trucks to be 25% more fuel efficient and produce 20% fewer CO2 emissions. In February, UVA added XLH Ford E-350 Cutaway box trucks to its Facilities Management fleet and is expecting similar results.