The initial order is for 100 units, which sounds like a major milestone for Xos, although the companies did not provide any further details about the type or specs of the vehicles.
"Our partnership includes an initial 100-truck order, with the mutual goal to order up to 1,000 trucks over the next three years. Thompson Truck Centers, a subsidiary of Thompson Machinery, traces its roots back to 1944, when the Thompson family operated a GMC Truck Dealership. Today, Thompson Truck Centers continue to service and repair all makes and models of medium and heavy-duty trucks."
As we understand, Thompson Truck Centers will play a major role in the distribution of those vehicles.
Xos (formerly Thor Trucks) has started from a fully-electric semi called the ET-One, but then switched to class 6 vehicles.
U.S. commercial electric vehicles are taking off, which is a great opportunity for startups like Xos, although only time will tell whether it will be successful.