Year-End Wrap-Up: A Toast to the Milestones of 2021
As 2021 draws to a close, we’re feeling reflective and grateful for all of the accomplishments we’ve achieved this year. Of course, we couldn’t have conquered this year without the support of our investors, customers, partners, and team members.
Let’s take a look back at all the milestones we’ve hit as we’ve pushed toward decarbonizing transportation and making it easier for businesses to adopt electric fleet vehicles.
The company moved out of our old North Hollywood location to a new headquarters in Atwater Village, totaling 85,142 square feet.
Flex Manufacturing Facilities
Our two Flex Manufacturing facilities allow us to be agile and physically close to customer sites. We don’t need millions of square feet to build our vehicles quickly and efficiently. Our new flex facilities total 210,000 square feet and can produce 1,000 units per year per facility, with the ability to expand to 5,000 units.
We’re thrilled that Xos staff grew by 450% this year. We are now 295 strong and won’t slow down any time soon.
FedEx Ground Contractors
212 trucks were ordered by FedEx Ground Contractors across the United States.
We have 30 dealership locations across seven states and dealer partnerships with Yancey Bros. Co., Thompson Truck Centers, and Lonestar.
National Timmy Award Winner
Xos won the 2021 “Best Tech for Good” Timmy Award. This award celebrates the companies building solutions to our most significant global problems, improving quality of life, and helping the world better adapt to our current reality. We were honored to be recognized nationally by a distinguished panel of business and tech leaders for this award.
Completing Durability Testing
Xos Community Action Program (XCAP) Launch
We launched the Xos Community Action Program (XCAP), an employee outreach program focused on outreach and engagement with local nonprofits. This year, we were honored to deliver meals to those facing food insecurity and toys to foster children in Los Angeles using our zero-emission stepvans.
For the holiday season, Xos volunteers collaborated with two nonprofits, CoCo’s Angels and Guardians of Love, to organize a toy drive and deliver toys to children in foster homes around Los Angeles using our zero-emission stepvan.
New Products and Services
See all of our proudest and most significant accomplishments in our 2021 wrap-up video below:
What Does 2022 Have in Store?
As we take stock of this past year and take the first steps into the new year, we’re anticipating growth across all fronts. We hope you continue to follow us on our journey.
See you in 2022.
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