Final 12 months, pizza chain Domino’s stated it could implement 800 Chevrolet Bolts at its places by the tip of 2023. The Bolts can be utilized as supply autos, and workers may drive them as a substitute of their private vehicles.
Domino’s had introduced it hit that aim on June twenty eighth, 2023, so the pizza agency determined to introduce extra to its fleet. By the tip of 2023, Domino’s elevated that aim to introducing 1,156 Bolts to its places throughout the USA.
To make this doable, the corporate is working with Enterprise fleet administration. Like most manufacturers choosing EV fleets, there are noticeable advantages over an inner combustion engine-powered fleet. “Electrical autos present a number of benefits for Domino’s shops, together with ample battery life with the potential to have days of deliveries, zero tailpipe emissions, superior security options, and decrease common upkeep prices than non-electric autos,” a press launch acknowledged.
We count on these autos to be charged on degree 2 stations in a single day. For the reason that Bolt has a considerable 11.5-kilowatt onboard charger, the automobile can improve its vary by as much as 39 miles in an hour. Anticipating these autos will probably be utilized in short-mile deliveries, this fast cost fee paired with an EPA-rated vary of 259 miles will probably be greater than sufficient.
However apart from the price and environmental advantages of utilizing Bolt EVs, the vehicles double as advertising and marketing assist. The EVs are outfitted with Domino’s decals and facet emblems with the phrases “Domino’s Electrical Supply.”
This information comes after GM introduced the Bolt wouldn’t proceed manufacturing, leaving drivers and followers upset. If Domino’s needs to advance its EV adoption additional, it might need to look elsewhere for EVs in 2024 and past – probably within the upcoming Equinox EV.