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Xos Inc. unveiled two new commercial electric vehicles as well as its connected vehicle ecosystem at a reveal event during ACT Expo, held in Long Beach, Calif. The Xos HDXT is a Class 8 heavy-duty electric tractor designed for regional-haul fleets and can travel up to 230 miles on a single charge. It offers 36,583 ft-lbs of torque, along with a 56,000-lb. payload and 798 HP. The vehicle’s gross combined vehicle weight (GCWR), the maximum weight of a vehicle and its attached trailer, is 82,000 lbs.
McLane Co., a supply chain services and distribution company, has agreed to a pilot program with 10 Xos HDXT vehicles to explore environmentally friendly alternatives to its current fleet.
Also announced was the Xos MDXT, a Class 6 or 7 medium-duty electric vehicle that can travel up to 270 miles on a single charge. It offers 16,000 fb-lbs max torque and a gross vehicle weight range of 23,000 lbs to 33,000 lbs. The MDXT is available in a variety of body configurations, including a box truck, refrigerated unit, and flatbed.
Republic National Distributing Co., one of the nation’s wholesale beverage distributors has already ordered an initial five MDXT vehicles. These will be the first battery-electric fleet vehicles in their fleet, and represent RNDC’s commitment to sustainability.
Xos also announced its new software, Xosphere, a fleet intelligence platform built on top of Xos’ proprietary connected vehicle technology and is purpose-built to minimize the total cost of ownership of an electric fleet.
The platform allows fleet managers to:
- Monitor real-time performance and receive alerts and over-the-air updates to improve their fleet’s efficiency.
- Measure and minimize their fleet’s total energy cost.
- Access service and support at the click of a button.
UniFirst, an existing Xos customer, is already using the Xosphere software to track the health of its fleet in real-time.