Initially, more than 100 Chevy Bolt EVs will arrive at certain US franchise and company stores this month. An additional 700 vehicles will be introduced in the coming months.
Once all the EVs are in service, Domino ’s Pizza is expected to become the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the US.
The company selected EVs for its fleet as they offer several advantages, such as zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features, better battery life, and lower average maintenance costs compared to nonelectric vehicles.
It also noted that having a fleet of EVs will provide more opportunities to attract drivers who do not have their own cars for delivery.
Domino’s CEO Russell Weiner said: “Domino’s launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle, rolled out the DXP – a custom-built pizza delivery vehicle – in 2015, tested autonomous pizza delivery with cars and robots, and is now leading the charge in the future of pizza delivery.
“Domino’s has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve.
“We’ve made a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this is one way we can begin reducing our environmental impact, one delivery at a time.”
Currently, the company delivers food with electric bikes and/or scooters in 24 markets worldwide, including the US.
It is also collaborating with Enterprise Fleet Management , which will provide local hands-on account management, telematics solutions, maintenance, vehicle acquisition, and financing for the electric delivery fleet.