Xos, Inc., a manufacturer of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles and powertrains, and provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced it has delivered three vehicles to UniFirst as part of an initial rollout of vehicles purchased by the workwear and textile service company. The three vehicles will be delivered to UniFirst’s Southern California location in Santa Fe Springs to be used for customer delivery routes in the region.“We are thrilled to be rolling out the fully-electric vehicles from Xos,” said Michael Croatti, EVP of operations for UniFirst. “We are continuously working to reduce our environmental impact and transitioning our fleet from diesel to electric is important to us. The vehicles from Xos will help us reduce our overall emission output.”
The Xos vehicles heading to Santa Fe Springs are the first out of several that will be delivered to UniFirst locations across the United States. In the second half of 2022, additional vehicles will be delivered to a UniFirst location in Boston, Massachusetts.
“We’re excited to be delivering the first of many vehicles to our long-term partner UniFirst and to help them achieve their sustainability goals,” said Jose Castañeda, VP of business development at Xos. “UniFirst’s leadership in transitioning their diesel fleet to electric ushers in positive benefits from both a business and environmental perspective.”