e-trucks in for Chanje
Ryder has made the largest-ever acquisition of commercial electric vehicles in the US. The fleet management giant has snagged 1,000 electric panel vans from Chanje Energy.
The purpose-built EVs will be operated by FedEx Express for commercial and residential delivery services and will be deployed across California over the next two years.
The Chanje delivery-style van can carry up to 20 cubic metres of cargo and boasts a 150-mile range on a single charge.
“We continue to see broadening interest in EVs from businesses of various sizes and industries looking to outsource – especially in the final mile delivery space where a smaller, more environmentally-friendly vehicle is required,” says Ryder.
e-takeout: Chanje CEO Bryan Hansel said earlier his year that he saw 2018 as a milestone year for electrifying commercial fleets. The deal with Ryder may well be exactly what he had in mind. Plus Ryder is showing real commitment to alternative fuels – after all, this is the company that recently signed up to Nikola Motor’s hydrogen-electric heavy-duty trucks initiative that is set to roll out in 2020. Chanje clearly has ambition.