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Southern Glazer’s Wine And Spirits Purchases Electric Delivery Trucks

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Miami, Florida-based Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits has purchased a fleet of 10 Xos Class 7 refrigerated beverage trucks from Xos Inc. This initial test of electric trucks will be used to inform future deployments of Xos electric vehicles into the company’s national fleet.

“We’re proud and excited to be the first North American wine and spirits distributor in the U.S. to incorporate electric vehicles into our fleet on this scale,” said Ron Flanary, SVP of operations at Southern Glazer’s. “We recognize the environmental and efficiency benefits that electric vehicles can deliver for our business. We look forward to deploying the initial 10 Xos trucks into our fleet in 2022 and continuing to identify creative opportunities to reduce our environmental impact.”

The 10 vehicles will be deployed from Southern Glazer’s Dallas/Ft. Worth distribution center and used as part of the company’s delivery fleet supporting the North Texas market in the second half of 2022. Plans to invest in electric vehicle charging stations at the facility are also underway.

“The beverage industry represents a growing sector for Xos and we’re thrilled to work with a well-regarded leader in the industry,” said Jose Castaneda, VP of business development at Xos Inc.

This is the first major incorporation of electric vehicles into the Southern Glazer’s fleet, following the success of a recent pilot program testing the use of two electric transit vehicles in the company’s Arizona fleet. 

Southern Glazer’s received a Sustainable Options/Corporate Sustainability award for that program. The award was presented by Valley Metro, the public transportation agency that provides transit services throughout the region.

Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits is a distributor of beverage alcohol and a multi-generational, family-owned company. It has operations in 44 U.S. states, the District of Columbia and Canada. To learn more, visit southernglazers.com.

Xos Inc. is an electric mobility company dedicated to making fleets more efficient. Xos designs and develops fully electric battery mobility systems specifically for commercial fleets. The company provides commercial fleets with zero-emission vehicles that are easier to maintain and more cost-efficient on a total cost of ownership basis than their internal combustion engine and commercial EV counterparts. For more information, visit xostrucks.com.

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