Depending on where you live, you might soon have another excuse for ordering pizza instead of cooking—it’s good for the planet! (Well, maybe.)
Domino’s Pizza has announced a new order of 800 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs. Over 100 of the custom-branded Bolts will arrive at “select franchise and corporate stores throughout the US” this month, and an additional 700 will join the fleet in the coming months.
Domino’s says EVs provide several advantages for the pizza use case. The Bolt offers enough range for “days of deliveries,” and is expected to have lower average maintenance costs than legacy vehicles. “Electric fleet vehicles also provide more opportunity to attract delivery drivers who don’t have a car of their own.”
The delivery giant’s US fleet currently includes some 112 EVs, and the count is to reach 855 by the end of 2023. The company also uses electric bikes and/or scooters in 24 international markets.
It may be a while before you see a Bolt in Domino livery however, as the new EVs will be distributed throughout the US—according to an interactive map, California will get 105 of them, and Florida will get only 6 for now.
Domino’s is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management, which will provide local account management, vehicle acquisition, financing, telematics solutions and maintenance for the EVs.
“Domino’s launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle [and has] tested autonomous pizza delivery with cars and robots,” said CEO Russell Weiner. “Domino’s has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve.”
“With an affordable price, fun driving characteristics, and a 259-mile range, the Chevy Bolt EV is the future of Domino’s electrified deliveries,” said Ed Peper, vice President of GM Fleet.