Stepvans deployed to two California-based cities for the returning customer
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 03, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading technology company that provides fleet services, software solutions, and manufactures Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric commercial vehicles, today announced it has delivered 65 of its 100% battery-electric stepvan to return customer Merchants Fleet. The vehicles have been split between Antioch in Northern California and Alhambra in Southern California. This brings the total number of Xos stepvans delivered to Merchants Fleet to 123.
“Merchants Fleet has continued to push the envelope in fleet electrification and serves as a role model for the industry,” said Jessica Savage, Head of Distribution at Xos. “We’ve enjoyed partnering with them over the past several years to electrify their fleet and help them achieve their sustainability goals.”
In 2021, Merchants committed $2.5 billion to electric vehicles (EVs), and client EV fleets drove over 5.2 million miles, thereby preventing an estimated 1,400 metric tons of CO2 emissions. Looking ahead, Merchants plans to electrify 50% of its mobility portfolio by 2025 and electrify 50% of its fleet portfolio by 2030.
“We are excited to continue our partnership with Xos as we move closer to achieving our electrification and sustainability goals,” said Hari Nayar, Vice President of Fleet Electrification and Sustainability at Merchants Fleet.
About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading technology company, fleet services provider, and original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles and the tools to adopt them. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, please visit www.xostrucks.com.
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About Merchants Fleet
Merchants Fleet is North America's fastest growing fleet management company, enabling the movement of people, goods and services freely and responsibly. From flexible funding, fleet acquisition and fleet management to vehicle remarketing, fleet consulting, fleet electrification, and the power of cloud-based fleet management platform TotalView®, Merchants serves as a single source for all fleet and mobility needs across more than 20 unique industries. Merchants is headquartered in New England, has its Innovation Center in the Chicago area, and serves fleet clients of all sizes throughout North America. Learn more at www.MerchantsFleet.com.
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