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June 18, 2021 11:45 AM, EDT

Xos Forms Powertrain Division

Xos truck An Xos truck on display at an industry trade show. Powered by Xos, the new powertrain division, will have offerings that include high-voltage batteries, power distribution and management componentry. (TT File Photo)

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Electric truck manufacturer Xos Inc. announced it established a new powertrain division called Powered by Xos.

Xos’ powertrain offerings will include high-voltage batteries, power distribution and management componentry, battery management systems, system controls, inverters, electric traction motors and auxiliary drive systems. It also will feature robust engineering, design and integration services, according to the Los Angeles-based company founded in 2016.

“At Xos, we recognize that the technology we have developed initially for last-mile and back-to-base operations can be deployed to off-highway applications that are also ripe for electrification, like heavy-duty forklifts which have short routes and easy access to charging,” Xos co-founder and CEO Dakota Semler said in a release.

Brett Wilson will lead the new powertrain division. Most recently, he was Cummins Inc.’s sales director for the western U.S.

Xos noted it will continue developing commercial Classes 5-8 electric vehicles built on its proprietary X-Platform and X-Pack through its OEM division. — Transport Topics

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