Kaptyn operates a rideshare fleet of Tesla Model Ys in Los Angeles. Since November 2022, the company has been using a fleet-as-a-service solution provided by Zeem Solutions. Kaptyn’s vehicles reside at Zeem’s depot near LAX, and Zeem acts as an extension of Kaptyn’s fleet operations team by managing on-site charging, parking, security, scheduled maintenance and cleaning.
Kaptyn started with six Teslas, and is on track to expand its operations to include 50 EVs by this summer.
Zeem says its fleet-as-a-service business model enables fleets to operate EVs—including trucks, vans and shuttle buses—at a lower cost than owning and operating a gas or diesel fleet.
By partnering with Zeem, Kaptyn says it saves on personnel costs and time by not requiring staff on-site to maintain vehicles or charging equipment, or to manage the pickup, return and inspection of vehicles. Kaptyn pays a flat monthly fee to use the charging system, and Zeem Solutions takes care of the rest.
Kaptyn drivers arrive at Zeem’s depot at the beginning of their shifts, pick up a charged Model Y, perform their five- to seven-hour shift, and return the vehicle to the depot. Kaptyn’s vehicles are often deployed for two shifts per day, so access to Zeem’s DC fast charging increases efficiency and vehicle utilization.
“We love that Kaptyn is committed to providing a white-glove experience with their customers while using high-end electric vehicles, and they are incredibly good at it,” said Paul Gioupis, co-founder and CEO of Zeem Solutions. “We’re pleased to provide fast, secure and reliable EV charging at our LAX depot for customers like Kaptyn, providing them an opportunity to scale at all of our future depots across the country.”
“Our partnership with Zeem is making large-scale zero emission fleet operations incredibly simple, enabling us to quickly and efficiently stand up operations in the LA market,” said Kaptyn CEO Andrew Meyers. “Zeem’s location is very beneficial because so many Kaptyn customer trips start less than a mile from the depot at LAX.”
Source: Zeem Solutions