Domino’s is gearing ready to bring more than 800 all-electric pizza delivery cars into operation in the coming months, starting with over 100 of them rolling out in November.
The business selected the little Chevy Bolt EV and is custom branding the vehicles, but there are no further bells and whistles other than combustion-free delivery.
In fact, Domino will have a fleet of 855 new electric vehicles, which is more than the Chevy Spark-based ones it constructed with customized pizza warming oven doors in 2015. However, it still falls short of being able to reach all 6,135 pizza stores in the US.
Only 155 of those, known as the Domino's DXP, were produced. Drivers of the new Bolts must place the HeatWave bags in the backseat just like they would in any other vehicle.
The Domino's Bolts will be delivering from a small number of corporate and franchise locations across the US. According to Domino's CEO Russell Weiner, "Electric delivery trucks make sense as automotive technology continues to improve."
While some Dominos sites currently supply vehicles for delivery drivers, many require them to bring their own cars. This could help the company recruit some new staff.
Given that most retailers only service their immediate neighborhoods and that Chevy Bolt EVs can go 259 miles on a single charge, the manufacturer believes that each vehicle could make many deliveries over the course of several days without needing to be plugged in.
Even after annoying dealership markups, GM has reduced the price of the 2023 model to a starting price of $26,595, making it one of the most affordable EVs on the market. Enterprise Fleet Management and Domino's collaborated to handle the logistics, maintenance, and other purchases.
You can observe when and where the new EV delivery cars are or will be active on the Domino's website's map. Surprisingly, neither are there any in Houston, where Domino's has Nuro self-driving delivery vehicles currently in use, nor in EV-heavy states like California.
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