LOS ANGELES, Sept. 12, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS) is pleased to announce that it has been contracted as a vendor by the State of California. This approval allows California state and local agencies to easily purchase electric step vans from Xos using a streamlined state contract.
CA state and local agencies now have access to special state of CA discount pricing for Xos stepvans. Agencies that purchase a stepvan under this contract are able to purchase chargers directly from Xos to further expedite the electrification of their fleets. Xos vehicles offer a lower operating cost, greater efficiency improvements, and an overall enhanced driver experience as compared to traditional internal combustion engine diesel vehicles. These vehicles are 100% battery-electric with zero tailpipe emissions.
“We are proud to have been competitively selected to sell our vehicles to CA state and local agencies,” said Xos Vice President of Business Development, Jose Castañeda. “We are committed to providing sustainable solutions for California agencies and helping the state provide their world class services in a sustainable manner that continues their proud tradition of serving the best interest of California residents.”
Xos is committed to providing the best possible service and is excited to team up with the State of CA to help them meet their goal of net-zero emissions by 2045. With Xos, CA state and local agencies can now access some of the most advanced electric stepvans on the market at Xos special state of CA discount pricing to help reduce their carbon footprint.
About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading technology company, fleet services provider, and original equipment manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes of up to 270 miles or less per day. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with battery-electric vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, visit www.xostrucks.com.
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