National Fleet Hybrids and Lightning Hybrids Announce Partnership

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Partnership will provide access to hydraulic hybrid technology in New England and Mid-Atlantic regions.

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The number one concern we hear from all commercial vehicle operators is how to manage fuel costs. The Lightning Hybrids system will provide up to a 40% increase in fuel economy and up to an 80% brake savings.

National Fleet Hybrids today announced a partnership with Lightning Hybrids of Loveland Colorado to sell, install and distribute Lightning’s hydraulic hybrid retrofit systems. This partnership brings together two companies focused on providing fuel-efficient technologies to fleets of shuttle buses and other medium-duty vehicles. Currently Lightning Hybrids focuses sales on customers close to home in Loveland, Colorado. This partnership will provide access to the hydraulic hybrid drive system to fleets in New England and the Mid-Atlantic.

Lightning Hybrids created and manufactures its hydraulic hybrid drive system in Loveland. The systems are designed to save fleets millions of dollars a year in fuel costs by providing fuel mileage increases of up to forty percent. In addition it greatly reduces greenhouse gas emissions.

National Fleet Hybrids received a demonstration bus with the Lightning Hybrids system installed, a Ford E-450 shuttle bus, last week. It is available for test drives and will be showcased at the upcoming Massachusetts Clean Cities Coalition meeting on June 13th in Boston at the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. http://www.mass.gov/eea/energy-utilities-clean-tech/alternative-transportation/clean-cities-coalition.html

“This partnership with National Fleet Hybrids brings our efficient technology to an area of the U.S. with millions of trucks and buses in fleets that need to save fuel and cut emissions. National Fleet Hybrids is known for their expertise in the fleet market and we’re excited to have that vote of confidence in our product,” said Tim Reeser, President and Co-Founder of Lightning Hybrids.

National Fleet Hybrids is a wholly owned subsidiary of National Van Builders, Inc., a Ford QVM Certified premium manufacturer of vans and shuttles that has been in business since 1992. National recognized its customers’ need for greater fuel economy and lower maintenance costs, and formed an alliance with Lightning Hybrids to provide the cutting edge hybrids technology that offers significant savings in fuel economy and brake wear.

“National Fleet Hybrids is extremely excited to have partnered with Lightning Hybrids. This partnership will allow us to offer the Lightning Hydraulic Hybrid system to shuttle bus and work truck customers from New England to the mid-Atlantic states.

"The number one concern we hear from all commercial vehicle operators is how to manage fuel costs. The Lightning Hybrids system will provide up to a 40% increase in fuel economy and up to an 80% brake savings. The system literally pays for itself in a short period of time. It really makes sense for any operator looking to cut costs by increasing vehicle efficiency,” said Glen Perlman, National Fleet Hybrids President.

For more information about National Fleet Hybrids, please visit http://www.nationalfleethybrids.com.

For more information about Lightning Hybrids, please visit http://www.LightningHybrids.com

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