Xos Unveils Second Generation Xos Hub™ Mobile Charging Solution for Commercial and Passenger Electric Vehicles

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Xos Hub™

Rapidly deployable mobile charging solution available now
Rapidly deployable mobile charging solution available now

Xos Hub™

The Hub features an energy capacity of 390 kWh and increase in charger output by 60%, enabling faster charge times for EVs
The Hub features an energy capacity of 390 kWh and increase in charger output by 60%, enabling faster charge times for EVs

60% increase in charger output from first generation Hub results in faster charge times for EVs

Introduction of software and telematics unit optimize peak and off-peak charging schedules to reduce electricity costs

First production Hub currently in use with major parcel delivery operator

Mobile charging and energy storage solution

LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Xos, Inc. (NASDAQ: XOS), a leading electric truck manufacturer and fleet services provider, today unveiled the second generation Xos Hub™ (“the Hub”), a rapidly deployable, mobile charging solution that enables flexible and scalable access to DC fast charging without the need for permanent infrastructure.

The second generation Hub features integrated battery storage with an energy capacity of 390 kWh and an increase in charger output by 60%, from 25kW to 40kW, resulting in faster charge times for EVs. The five CCS 1 chargeheads enable the Hub to charge up to five electric vehicles at once and are compatible with both commercial and passenger electric vehicles.

Additional features of the Hub include a 43% shorter footprint than its predecessor, from 28’ to 16’, and enhanced safety features such as the addition of circuit protection and an emergency stop button. The introduction of software and a telematics device help determine the best charging times for the Hub based on off-peak and peak hours, enabling a full charge in five hours and helping mitigate electricity costs.

Mobile charging and energy storage solution

“We consistently hear from our customers that charging infrastructure remains the biggest barrier to taking delivery of our electric vehicles, so we’re incredibly excited to introduce the new Xos Hub and provide an easy, available, and mobile solution for DC fast charging,” said Danny Marquez, Director of Xos Energy Solutions and Products at Xos. “The Hub is an ideal solution for fleets that will help alleviate infrastructure delays and accelerate widespread fleet electrification.”

The second generation Xos Hub was designed, engineered, and tested over a 12-month period with customer feedback and requirements in mind. Similar to the recently launched 2023 Xos Stepvan, technology highlights on the Hub include over-the-air software updates and seamless integration with the Xosphere® fleet management platform.

“We designed and built the second generation Xos Hub to fit an important need of our customers for flexible, scalable, and quick-to-deploy charging infrastructure,” said Scott Zion, Head of Engineering at Xos. “To ensure the Hub’s reliability and durability, we conducted comprehensive testing of electrical, thermal, and vibrational components to confirm a robust product that can be safely transported from site to site while protecting the internal batteries and power electronics.”

Additional testing is underway to make the Hub eligible for federal and state funding. Currently, the first unit of the second generation Xos Hub is in operation with a major parcel delivery operator in Northern California.

The Xos Hub is available for lease or purchase now. For more information, please contact [email protected] or call (818) 316-1890.

About Xos, Inc.
Xos is a leading technology company, electric truck manufacturer, and fleet services provider for battery-electric fleets. Xos vehicles and fleet management software are purpose-built for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles that travel on last-mile, back-to-base routes. The company leverages its proprietary technologies to provide commercial fleets with battery-electric vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership (TCO) basis than their internal combustion engine counterparts. For more information, visit www.xostrucks.com.

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