Puget Sound Energy is showcasing one of its new XL-powered hybrid Ford Transit utility vans at the Green Transportation Summit & Expo this week.

The energy provider recently equipped 40 vans in its fleet with an XL hybrid electrification solution that makes the vehicles cleaner and more fuel-efficient. PSE estimates that the new upgrades will reduce each van’s carbon footprint by as much as 20 percent. Each vehicle’s fuel economy will increase by up to 25 percent.

“We know our customers value the environment, so we were excited for the opportunity to reduce our carbon footprint through our fleet vehicles,” said Wayne Gould, director of corporate shared services at Puget Sound Energy. “This is another step for PSE to invest in the development of cleaner alternatives and technologies.”

The Ford vans, which went into service last month, feature an electric motor, an advanced lithium-ion battery, and an XL Link connected vehicle system that utilizes regenerative braking.

“Puget Sound Energy’s fleet initiative was a natural fit for XL’s unique electrification solution, which is ideal for improving fuel economy in stop-and-go driving conditions, increasing driver efficiency, reducing brake and engine wear, and meeting long-term sustainability goals,” said XL’s Chief Operating Officer Clay Siegert.

For more information, visit pse.com.