Battery Vehicles to Be Based in California, New York, and Illinois
Maintaining its momentum with Chanje, Ryder System said Thursday that it’s begun taking delivery of 125 100% battery electric delivery trucks. Maintenance and charging equipment is to be installed in Ryder facilities to support Chanje EVs in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, Calif. markets, as well as in Chicago and New York.
Chanje and Ryder late last month announced a charging pact with eMotorWerks, part of a “one-stop shop service for fleets dubbed EaaS – energy-as-a-service using the EVSE/electric vehicle support equipment provider’s JuiceNet control platform (F&F, October 27).
The Chanje vans, Ryder says, can haul up to 6,000 pounds and up to 580 cubic feet of cargo with zero vehicle exhaust emissions.
‘Energy Efficiency in the Industry’
“The roll out of our new electric vehicle offering,” Ryder global fleet management solutions president Dennis Cooke said in a release. “demonstrates our commitment to identifying innovative ways to meet our customers’ transportation needs.”
The partnership with Chanje to bring an all-electric medium-duty vehicle to market, he said, “will further promote energy efficiency in the industry by allowing our rental and lease customers to implement electric vehicles into their operations on a short-term or long-term basis.”
‘Pent-Up Customer Demand’
The Chanje all-electric large delivery style vans will become available for Ryder ChoiceLease and rental customers in most of the aforementioned markets by year-end.
“Ryder’s order of 125 Chanje electric trucks is significant because it demonstrates their commitment to all-electric commercial mobility and their role as our sales channel and service partner,” Chanje founder & CEO Bryan Hansel says in the Ryder announcement.
“There is a pent-up customer demand for commercial electric vehicles,” he said.
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