MD eTruck Tennessee2023-08-16T19:12:20+00:00

Borrow an electric step van for your business to try out!

Borrow an electric step van for your business to try out!

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See how the electric step van works for your fleet!

Test an electric truck for your fleet.

Test an electric truck for your fleet.

Do you ever wonder how an electric Step Van would perform in your fleet? Now is the time to try! Test out the Xos FXSV01 in your fleet’s operations at little cost to your fleet.* Trials with the truck may last anywhere from two weeks to two months, depending on availability.

If the trial is a success and you decide to order a truck, you have some options: the Step Van is available for purchase from Thompson Truck Centers in Nashville or Memphis. Xos also offers the SV05 in a variety of configurations, depending on your fleet’s needs.

Reserve your spot today!

*costs may include but are not limited to: liability insurance and EVSE installation


About this DOE-funded project.

About this DOE-funded project.

This project serves as a proof-of-concept implementation strategy to support knowledge and experience gaining, transfer, outreach, and education on medium-duty eTruck technology for various applications. Insights gained from this project complement the DOE Vehicle Technology Office’s existing EV data set with detailed eTruck fleet operation and usage data dedicated specifically to the challenges and needs associated with MD trucking fleets.

Principal Investigator: Professor Junmin Wang, University of Texas at Austin

Co-Principal Investigator: Dr. Pingen Chen, Tennessee Tech University


Goals & Objectives

Goals & Objectives

Complete 200,000 EV miles by 40 fleets in Texas and Tennessee.

  • Develop a first-of-its-kind, medium duty (MD) eTruck demonstration testbed to a large number of trucking fleets in Texas and Tennessee.
  • Evaluate the performance of MD eTrucks in various applications to a diverse range of trucking fleets including:
    • Privately-owned or family-owned
    • Financially constrained
    • Small trucking fleets
  • Focus on daily, return-to-base, urban and regional trucking operations with routes under 100 miles
  • Identify suitable MD eTruck applications
  • Assist potential fleet owners gain necessary eTruck knowledge and experience to make informed decisions in MD eTruck adoption

Electric Step Van Specifications

Electric Step Van Specifications

Chassis & Body – X-Platform 1, 178” WB

GVWR – 23,000 lbs

Motor – TM4 SUMO MD/Direct drive electric powertrain

Battery – 750 volt HV battery ranging from 22 – 350 kWh

Range – Up to 110 miles (in urban stop/go)

Charger Type – J1772 CCS 1 connector

Charge Time – Level 2: 4 hours; DCFC: 1 hour

Max Speed – 65mph 

Horsepower – 335

Trucks will have telematic devices to collect driving data in real-time.

Want to learn more about the project? Watch the informational webinar, and let us know if you are interested in participating!

Frequently asked questions.

Interested in trying out the electric Step Van in your fleet? Here’s what you need to know.

Who is going to provide us with an introduction to the vehicles?2022-11-02T13:19:20+00:00

Training will be provided by the project team. How you drive it, how you charge it, operating questions – we will help answer all questions you may have! Once you sign up and take care of contracting, we will setup a time to bring the truck to you and take care of all training.

What will I have to do to borrow a truck?2022-11-02T13:17:46+00:00

We will need some information from your team, such as team members that will drive the truck and their license information. Additionally, there will be a contract and insurance needs. Speak with a project member to learn about the full list of requirements.

How will I charge the eTrucks?2022-11-02T13:19:54+00:00

Any Level 2 or CCS DCFC unit will charge the vehicle. You may use local chargers, or contact us if you want to discuss obtaining a Level 2 charger for your fleet as part of the project. Also, click here to see Level 2 chargers [Charger Type: Level 2; Connectors: J1772] in Tennessee or your area (just put in zip code on the page that opens).


How long can my fleet use the eTruck?2022-11-02T13:20:32+00:00

You can borrow the truck for up to 6-8 weeks! Shorter periods are available upon request. The Step Van is only available for a limited amount of time, and your loan period may be shorter, depending on demand.

How do I sign up?2022-08-25T13:18:56+00:00

Use the form below, or reach out directly using the contact information provided at the top of the page!

How can electric vehicles work for my fleet?2022-08-25T13:15:39+00:00

The vehicle will function just like the ones you currently use, except it is quieter and will save you on fuel and maintenance costs. You will need to check how many miles you drive on your routes to ensure the eTruck will handle your distance needs. Additionally, more trucks will be coming on the market with longer ranges in the coming years.

eTruck Specifications2023-03-20T14:56:19+00:00

Step Van

Chassis & Body – X-Platform 1, 178” WB

GVWR – 23,000 lbs

Motor – TM4 SUMO MD/Direct drive electric powertrain

Battery – 750 volt HV battery ranging from 22 – 350 kWh

Range – Up to 110 miles (in urban stop/go)

Charger Type – J1772 CCS 1 connector

Charge Time – Level 2: 4 hours; DCFC: 1 hour

Max Speed – 65mph 

Horsepower – 335

Trucks will have telematic devices to collect driving data in real-time.

Are these trucks just for Tennessee?2022-11-02T13:18:10+00:00

Yes. This project is only available for entities located in Tennessee.

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