U.S. electric truck manufacturer Xos is about to deliver three vehicles to UniFirst’s Southern California location in Santa Fe Springs to be used for customer delivery routes in the region. The vehicles heading to Santa Fe Springs are the first out of several that will be delivered to UniFirst locations across the United States. In the second half of 2022, additional vehicles will be delivered to a UniFirst location in Boston, Massachusetts.
Xos: vehicles and fleet management software
Xos is an OEM of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric trucks 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 200 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 TCO basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts.
Statements from the companies
«We are thrilled to be rolling out the fully-electric vehicles from Xos», said Michael Croatti, Executive Vice President of Operations for UniFirst. «We are continuously working to reduce our environmental impact and transitioning our fleet from diesel to electric is important to us. The trucks from Xos will help us reduce our overall emission output».
«We’re excited to be delivering the first of many vehicles to our long-term partner UniFirst and to help them achieve their sustainability goals», added Jose Castañeda, Vice President of Business Development at Xos. «UniFirst’s leadership in transitioning their diesel fleet to electric ushers in positive benefits from both a business and environmental perspective».