Xos Secures 30-Truck Order from UniFirst, Boosting Electrification Drive

Xos, an emerging player in the electric vehicle (EV) industry, has secured a significant purchase order from its repeat customer, UniFirst Corporation. The order includes 30 additional 2023 Xos SV Stepvans, further solidifying the ongoing partnership between the two companies. The delivery of these vehicles is slated for Q4 2023 and Q1 2024 at UniFirst’s locations in Ontario, San Diego, and Stockton, CA.

Why It Matters

This development is a testament to Xos’ commitment to providing top-tier electric vehicles and services. The order is part of UniFirst’s Memorandum of Understanding to purchase 200 vehicles from Xos, indicating a strong vote of confidence in the company’s offerings. Moreover, Xos Energy Solutions™ will support the charging infrastructure, with a charging purchase order already in place for UniFirst’s Ontario, CA location.

Key Points

  • UniFirst has previously purchased Xos stepvans and installed energy infrastructure at its Santa Fe (2022) and Boston (2023) locations.
  • Xosphere® —Xos’ fleet management software—has been implemented to provide valuable insights into the deployment of UniFirst’s electric fleet.
  • Future deployments will continue to benefit from Xosphere as the software helps optimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) and reduce vehicle charging costs.
  • Michael Croatti, UniFirst’s Executive Vice President of Operations, expressed excitement about continuing the collaboration with Xos and harnessing the power of their state-of-the-art electric stepvans.

Bottom Line

The repeat purchase order from UniFirst is a significant endorsement of Xos’ products and services. It reflects the company’s ability to meet customer expectations and deliver value. As the world continues to shift towards sustainable transportation solutions, partnerships like these will play a crucial role in driving the successful electrification of commercial fleets.


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