Fleet management specialist Ryder System (NYSE: R) has reserved 500 new Chanje Energy medium-duty electric panel vans, which will be delivered as lease agreements are finalized. This is in addition to the 125 trucks Ryder ordered last year.
Ryder is the exclusive sales channel and service partner for Chanje, and is offering truck leasing and preventive maintenance solutions as part of its ChoiceLease and SelectCare fleet maintenance portfolio. Ryder has equipped maintenance facilities in California, Chicago and New York to meet the service and charging requirements for commercial EVs.
California-based Chanje introduced its first vehicle in 2017, and is targeting the “last mile industry.” The Chanje all-electric large delivery van was designed from the ground up as an electric truck platform. It boasts a 100-mile range, 580 cubic feet of cargo space, and a capacity of 6,000 pounds.
“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,” said Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “There’s also interest from customers who have daily return-to-base routes of 40 to 100 miles and in markets with incentives available for electric vehicles. We’re proud to expand our relationship with Chanje and expect additional business announcements based on our sales pipeline.”