Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles, announced Sept. 23 a strategic collaboration with Cox Automotive Mobility to leverage the automotive services provider’s EV battery remanufacturing capabilities for Xos battery packs, according to a news release.
Earlier this month, Cox Automotive Mobility announced a foundational investment for its new EV battery service network with the acquisition of Spiers New Technologies (SNT). Xos is working with Cox Automotive to send its battery packs nearing end-of-life to one of the EV battery service centers operated by Cox Automotive Mobility and Spiers New Technology for remanufacturing and preparation for second-life use, in support of Xos’ sustainability goals and to extend the life of Xos products.
“Battery remanufacturing is a vital part of our strategy to help reduce our overall carbon footprint, save on labor costs, and ultimately, help us build the most durable, reliable electric vehicles on the road,” said Rob Ferber, chief technology officer of Xos, in the release. “Cox Automotive Mobility is known as one of the leading service providers of EV battery life cycle management in the U.S., with strong automotive OEM partnerships and deep remanufacturability experience.”
Lea Malloy, head of EV battery solutions of Cox Automotive Mobility, said the three companies share a common mission in supporting practices that enable the extension of an EV battery’s life cycle, such as end-of-life reuse and recovery treatments. “Leveraging SNT’s leadership position and using our nationwide network of EV battery service centers, we are looking forward to helping responsibly manage Xos’ vehicle batteries, limiting waste and giving them a second life.”