Dakota Semler is the Co-Founder and CEO of Xos Trucks, a Los Angeles-based electric mobility company dedicated to decarbonizing transportation with the most durable trucking technology available. Xos’ goal is to curb emissions in the transportation sector, which accounts for close to 30% of US greenhouse gas emissions.
Dakota has been working in the transportation and trucking industry for nearly a decade, having grown up working on his family’s fleet business. He came up with the idea for Xos to solve the exact challenge he faced as a fleet operator: how to create a cost-effective, durable, and reliable electric vehicle that achieves the same performance benchmarks of an existing diesel vehicle without compromising the air we breathe. This vision has come to life with his company Xos that has had trucks on the road since 2018. Today the Xos ecosystem includes end-customers like UPS and Loomis and strategic partners like Hino Group and Thompson Caterpillar, to name a few. Dakota was named in the Forbes 30 under 30 in Manufacturing & Industry In 2019.