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Xos pulls the sheet off two electric trucks

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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