Chanje joins Ryder fleet
Leading US truck leasing and rental firm Ryder is adding 125 all-electric, delivery-style vans from Chanje Energy to its fleet. It will also become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for the California-based EV and energy services company.
“We believe electric vehicles will play a major role in the future of commercial transportation,” says Dennis Cooke head of global fleet management solutions for Ryder. “Through our strategic partnership, Ryder and Chanje will collaborate to promote energy efficiency and innovation in the industry. Chanje offers an innovative product that will help reshape the industry by making commercial electric vehicles more affordable, reliable, and accessible.”
The Chanje vehicle heading to the Ryder fleet will be an all-electric medium-duty truck designed to haul up to 6,000 pounds and 580 cubic feet of cargo. The two firms will also work together to develop charging infrastructure for the vehicles, with a focus on using renewable energy.
Chanje says it is the first company in North America to offer large scale fleets of electric medium-duty trucks.
In September, Daimler rolled out its FUSO eCanter all-electric truck in New York to city not-for-profits, among them New York Botanical Garden and Big Reuse Brooklyn. The vehicle has a 10 kms range and a load capacity up to 3.5t. The company says it provides savings of up to €1,000 per 10,000 kms on operating costs