Xos, Inc., a maker of Class 5 through Class 8 battery-electric vehicles and powertrains, and provider of charging infrastructure and fleet management software, announced March 8 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.
Michael Croatti, executive vice president of operations for UniFirst, said in a news release, “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, California 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.
Jose Castañeda, vice president of business development at Xos, said, “UniFirst’s leadership in transitioning their diesel fleet to electric ushers in positive benefits from both a business and environmental perspective.”
Video of the UniFirst vehicle delivery on Xos’ YouTube page here.