Xos and Winnebago Industries have announced a collaborative effort to develop a fully electric chassis for Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicles division. 


Source: Xos

“We constantly seek new ways to enhance our customers’ mission, and our partnership with Xos is an important next step in our efforts,” said Robert Kim, director for Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicles division. “The near-term demand for zero-emission vehicle options from our Specialty Vehicle division continues to grow and we look forward to extending our leadership position using an Xos chassis designed to integrate seamlessly into our manufacturing processes.”

With the delivery of the first chassis, this partnership brings together two industry leaders to provide innovative, fully-electric solutions for the speciality vehicle market. Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicles division has been providing commercial vehicles for over 50 years and has led the market with zero-emissions vehicle solutions, with their first electric vehicle introduced in 2018.

“We are thrilled to partner with Winnebago to move the industry forward,” said Dakota Semler, CEO and Co-Founder of Xos. “This is a testament to the quality and reliability of our products, and to the customer-centered design approach of Winnebago’s Specialty Vehicle team. This partnership combines the strengths of both companies and positively impacts the communities these vehicles serve.”

The specialised chassis will utilise Xos’ SV platform technology, providing scalability, access to parts, software improvements, and service support. It will also be compatible with Xosphere, Xos’ fleet management software, enhancing end-user support. Potential applications for this platform include mobile child advocacy centres, medical and dental clinics, blood donation vehicles, and mobile command vehicles.

Winnebago’s zero-emissions commercial vehicle shells, supported by Xos’ electric chassis, will be available in 33’ (10m) and 38’(11.5m) lengths with an estimated driving range of up to 200 miles. This development marks a significant milestone in both companies’ commitment to innovation and sustainability in the speciality vehicle sector.

“Our approach to innovation is rooted in embracing change and collaborating across our businesses to create the best possible experiences for our customers,” said Jamie Sorenson, director in Winnebago Industries’ Advanced Technology Group, a project partner. “We are constantly monitoring evolving customer needs and technology solutions and our partnership with Xos represents a significant milestone in our journey into the future of electric speciality vehicles.”