Xos Trucks has delivered 58 electric stepvans to Merchants Fleet, a high-growth fleet management company, during the second quarter of 2022. The full electric stepvans were headed to San Diego and North Highlands, both in California, and Hooksett, N.H.
Xos Trucks for Merchants Fleet: delivery completed
“We are pleased to continue delivering vehicles to Merchants Fleet and supporting the growth of their EV portfolio”, said Jessica Savage, Head of Distribution at Xos.
“Fleet electrification is extremely important to us at Merchants”, added Hari Nayar, Vice President of Fleet Electrification and Sustainability at Merchants Fleet. “In 2021, we announced our $2.5 billion commitment to electrifying our fleet and the reservations and orders of 40,000 electric vehicles to
achieve our goal of having 50% of our Mobility fleet electric by 2025 and 50% of our clients’ fleets electric by 2030. Partnering with innovative OEMs like Xos helps us to reach this important goal”.
Ten electric stepvans headed to Zeem Solutions
Additionally, Xos Trucks has announced another major milestone. The U.S.-based company has secured a purchase order for 10 of its 100% battery-electric stepvans from Zeem Solutions, a fleet-as-a-service provider that builds and operates zero-emissions fleet depots, and has delivered the first vehicle to Zeem’s Los Angeles-based depot during the second quarter of 2022.
Zeem offers fleet-as-a-service amenities including vehicle leasing, vehicle charging, secured parking, vehicle maintenance and cleaning, and lounge space for drivers. Depots are also used for opportunity charging for high-mileage fleets as needed. Following its first depot location in Los Angeles, Zeem plans to deploy depots in strategic locations across the U.S. to accelerate widespread fleet electrification.
“Zeem has created a first-of-its-kind suite of products for fleets and we’re excited to partner with them on this journey”, said Esther M. Santos, Director of North America Sales at Xos. “Xos and Zeem share a similar vision of decarbonizing transportation and supporting the growth of a clean energy economy, so this partnership is a natural fit”.