A leading manufacturer and service provider of Class 5-8 battery electric vehicles, powertrains, charging infrastructure and fleet management software, today announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership with Allison Transmission, Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions and a leading manufacturer of hybrid electric and all-electric powertrain systems, to jointly develop Class 7 and 8 heavy commercial electric vehicles.
Allison delivered the initial eGen Power e-Axle for integration, validation and testing in heavy-duty vehicle platforms designed and built by Xos. Allison will supply additional eGen Power 100S and 100D units to Xos throughout 2022.
“We founded Xos in 2016 to build electric vehicles that solve the challenges many fleet owners face due to rising maintenance and diesel costs as well as increasing emissions regulations. Today, we are proud to have hundreds of vehicles on the road with national fleets,” said Giordano Sordoni, Chief Operating Officer, Xos. “We are honored to partner with Allison, a company with a long history of industry innovation, on our shared vision to improve the way the world works by developing commercial vehicle technology. We believe that Allison’s differentiated electric axle portfolio, combined with its connectivity to fleet customers, established service network and reputation as a trusted supplier, will enable Xos to accelerate our growth while improving the value we provide to our customers. We are extremely proud to partner with Xos in the development of the next generation of commercial vehicles designed to improve the operation of fleets.said Alexander Schey, General Manager, Marketing and Electrification Strategy at Allison. We are inspired by Xos’ innovative and ambitious, yet pragmatic approach to the electric vehicle market, and look forward to leveraging Allison’s extensive testing and validation capabilities and investments through our partnership. to market Xos heavy vehicles. »
Allison Transmission press release.