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August 9, 2021 12:30 PM, EDT

Xos to Supply FedEx Ground With 120 Medium-Duty EVs

Xos truck An Xos truck at an industry trade show. (TT File Photo)

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Xos Inc., a manufacturer of Classes 5-8 electric commercial vehicles, announced an agreement to deliver 120 zero-emission, medium-duty electric trucks to 35 different FedEx Ground operators in five states.

Delivery is expected to occur in the fourth quarter and into 2022, according to Los Angeles-based Xos. The FedEx Ground operators are in California, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Texas.

“We are pleased to support the electrification of FedEx’s medium-duty pickup-and-delivery fleet across several U.S. states as FedEx continues to advance sustainability efforts and work toward achieving carbon-emission goals across its global business,” Xos co-founder and CEO Dakota Semler said in a release

Dakota Samler

Semler

Discussions regarding additional vehicle deliveries in 2022 and 2023 to these customers, as well as additional FedEx Ground operators, are ongoing, Xos reported.

“We look forward to continuing to support them in meeting their site infrastructure and charging needs at vehicle depots in addition to offering fleet-as-a-service and financing alternatives to streamline their purchasing, maintenance and operating experience,” Xos co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Gio Sordoni said.

FedEx Ground is a unit of FedEx Corp.

FedEx Corp. ranks No. 2 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest for-hire carriers in North America.

In related news, Xos announced shareholders will vote Aug. 18 to approve, among other things, the proposed business combination with NextGen Acquisition Corp., a move intended to turn Xos into a public company. — Transport Topics

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