Domino’s Pizza has ordered 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles which will be arriving at some franchise and corporate stores throughout the US this month with an additional 700 rolling out in the coming months, making it the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country.
“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,” said CEO Russell Weiner. “Electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve.”
Electric vehicles provide several advantages for Domino’s stores, including ample battery life with the potential to have days of deliveries, zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features and lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles all without the financial impact of high petrol prices. Electric fleet vehicles also provide more opportunity to attract delivery drivers who don’t have a car of their own. Domino’s already delivers with electric bikes and/or scooters in 24 markets, including the US
“Ed Peper, vice president of GM Fleet, said: “With an affordable price, fun driving characteristics, and a 259 mile range, the Chevy Bolt EV is the future of Domino’s electrified deliveries.”
Domino’s is working with Enterprise Fleet Management which will offer local account management, vehicle acquisition, financing, telematics and maintenance for the electric delivery fleet.