Xos (pronounced “ex-ose”) is a leading manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 commercial electric vehicles and powertrains, and a provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software.

The EV Report recently sat down with Mike Chaffins, Vice President of Supply Chain. In this conversation, Chaffins shares some background on Xos and talks about the market’s transition to electric trucks and fleets.

More about Xos – The company was founded in 2016 by Dakota Semler and Giordano Sordoni, two former fleet owners and operators, who sought to build an electric vehicle to solve the issues they were facing first-hand around increasing emissions regulations and the rising costs of maintenance and diesel.

The company’s proprietary technology includes both hardware and software products built for the rigors of commercial use. The Lyra SeriesTM of battery systems offers a 45% improvement in volumetric energy density, creating an overall lighter pack that is more compact for the same, or more, net payload capability; the modular X-Platform chassis is customizable for medium- and heavy-duty applications; and the Xos Hub is a mobile charging station capable of charging up to 5 vehicles at once. The Xosphere fleet management platform lets fleet operators monitor performance in real-time with telematics, minimize charging costs, optimize energy usage, and manage maintenance and support at the click of a button.

Xos vehicles have been in use by commercial fleets since 2018 and are currently operated by multiple Fortune 500 companies. Notable customers include FedEx Ground Operators, Loomis, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, UniFirst, and Wiggins Lift Co. to name a few. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, where its battery packs are built in-house, and has additional manufacturing facilities in Tennessee and Mexico, with more to come in the near future. The company is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol, XOS.

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