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June 7, 2022 12:00 PM, EDT

Xos Adds New Classes 6-8 BEVs, Software

XosMcLane Co. agreed to a pilot program with 10 Xos HDXT vehicles. (Xos Inc.)

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Xos Inc. announced two new commercial medium- and heavy-duty electric vehicles as well as its connected vehicle ecosystem.

The Xos HDXT is a Class 8 electric tractor designed for regional-haul fleets and can travel up to 230 miles on a single charge. It offers 36,583 pound-feet of torque, or what the company called “the most amount of torque currently offered by a commercial vehicle on the market today,” along with a 56,000 pound payload and 798 horsepower. The vehicle’s allowable gross combined vehicle weight is 82,000 pounds.

McLane Co., a supply chain services and distribution company, agreed to a pilot program with 10 Xos HDXT vehicles to explore environmentally friendly alternatives to its current fleet, Los Angeles-based Xos reported.

McLane ranks No. 8 on the Transport Topics list of the Top 100 largest private carriers in North America.

The Xos MDXT is a Classes 6-7 electric vehicle that can travel up to 270 miles on a single charge, according to the company. It offers 16,000 pound-feet of maximum torque and a gross vehicle weight range of 23,000 pounds to 33,000 pounds. The MDXT is available in a variety of body configurations, including a box truck, refrigerated unit and flatbed.

Republic National Distributing Co., a wholesale beverage distributor, ordered an initial five MDXT vehicles. These will be the first battery-electric fleet vehicles in its fleet, and represent RNDC’s commitment to sustainability, Xos noted.

“The new vehicle platforms go farther, last longer, and cost less for all types of fleets,” Xos CEO Dakota Semler said in a release.

Xos also announced its new software, Xosphere, a fleet intelligence platform built on top of its proprietary connected vehicle technology. The program is intended to minimize the total cost of ownership of an electric fleet, and 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 and access service and support. — Transport Topics

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