Ryder System will use the 500 electric vans to expand its North American operations
Supply chain and transportation company Ryder System has reserved 500 new Chanje Energy medium-duty electric panel vans.
Once the lease agreements for the EVs are finalised, the company will be able to expand its North American electric commercial truck rental and ChoiceLease fleet.
Ryder is the exclusive sales channel and service partner for Chanje and its medium-duty EV fleet, for which Ryder is offering truck leasing and preventive maintenance solutions as part of Ryder’s ChoiceLease and SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio.
The Chanje all-electric large delivery style van is equipped to haul up to 6,000 pounds and up to 580 cubic feet of cargo, all with zero vehicle exhaust emissions and class-leading, 100-mile range on a single charge.
Ryder has equipped several maintenance facilities across the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, and San Jose, California markets, as well as the Chicago and New York markets, to meet the service and charging requirements for commercial EVs.
Chanje vehicles are the first to be designed from the ground up as an electric truck platform, helping set industry standards for electric and high-quality mass production.
“Ryder continues to see broadening interest in EVs from businesses of various sizes and industries, and especially from those companies in the parcel, final mile, or beverage delivery space. Additionally, there’s interest from customers who have daily return to base routes of 40-100 miles and in markets with incentives available for electric vehicles,” said Ryder president of global fleet management solutions Dennis Cooke.
“Companies continue to identify the potential long-term cost, environmental, and efficiency benefits of EVs. We’re proud to expand our relationship with Chanje and expect additional business announcements based on our sales pipeline. This latest announcement with Chanje is one more way we are demonstrating our commitment to maximising the performance of our customers’ fleets, while providing the flexibility and convenience to implement EVs into their operations.”