Xos announces dealership agreements
By Chad Elmore18 February 2022
Strategic partnership establishes sales, support for vehicles across six states
Xos Inc., a California-based manufacturer of Class 5 through 8 battery electric vehicles and powertrains, said it has entered into dealership agreements with MHC Xos LLC, a subsidiary of Murphy-Hoffman Company LLC that was formed to operate the MHC Xos dealerships.
As part of its initial rollout, Xos will partner with MHC Xos in seven locations across six states: Colorado, Illinois, Oklahoma, Missouri, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The partnership will cover commercial electric vehicles, improve the Xos customer ownership experience, and offer support in MHC Xos service areas.
MHC service centers will keep a full inventory of replacement parts to ensure customers keep their vehicles on the road and maximize uptime. Any time a driver experiences an issue in the field, MHC Xos services will be contacted for in-field replacements or efficient fixes. Additionally, there will be dedicated Xos bays at designated locations for service-related needs, providing a value-added service offering to customers, said Xos.
“We are committed to providing an exceptional experience in every aspect of owning, leasing, and operating an Xos vehicle, from the purchase of the vehicle to on-road maintenance,” said Jessica Savage, head of Dealership Development at Xos. “Establishing a strategic partnership with the industry-leading MHC team builds upon and enhances our excellent customer service and also allows us to expand into new territories.”
Additionally, the partnership will leverage a sales team at MHC Xos who can bring the Xos product line to the end user. As a large dealership network, MHC has built deep connections in the industry that Xos said will complement this endeavor.
“We are pleased to support the future of electrification through this new partnership with Xos and our initial launch of seven locations,” said Rick Walden, executive vice president, MHC. “Our sales team will help bring Xos vehicles and offerings to meet customer demand while our service offerings will help support a longer lifetime for Xos trucks, and ultimately, help create a more sustainable standard for commercial transportation.”
MHC is a family of companies that have locations across 19 states, with a full-service dealership network of more than 125 locations, including 73 heavy and medium duty truck dealers, 28 MHC Truck Leasing locations, 13 Carrier Transicold locations, six Truck Source locations, four TRP locations and a RoadReady Center and MHC Financial Services. MHC features Kenworth, Volvo, Hino, Ford and Isuzu trucks and Carrier Transicold refrigeration units.