The first 10 step vans are expected to be delivered to Merchants Fleet in 2022.  -  Photo: Merchants Fleet

The first 10 step vans are expected to be delivered to Merchants Fleet in 2022.

Photo: Merchants Fleet

Merchants Fleet, a fleet management company, has announced it will continue to expand its offering of electric fleet vehicles with an intent to buy EV step vans from Xos, a manufacturer of fully electric Class 5 to Class 8 commercial vehicles. The first 10 step vans are expected to be delivered to Merchants Fleet in 2022.

The electric Xos step van is designed to accommodate an extensive variety of medium-duty bodies, making it an ideal solution for Merchants’ portfolio of last-mile delivery clients throughout North America.

Merchants is aiming to have 50% of its mobility fleet electric by 2025 and 50% of its clients’ fleet electric by 2030. As part of its ‘Electrify Fleet’ initiative, the company has also launched a comprehensive Adopt EV program, designed to help guide businesses through each step of the fleet electrification process—from assessing needs to purchasing the right vehicles, to charging options and infrastructure support.

Xos recently attended Merchants’ 2021 Fleet Summit in September, which drew more than 200 fleet experts from around the country, to discuss electrification and the future of fleet.

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