The first 100 EVs will arrive at selected stores across the United States this month.
This will help Domino’s save on fuel and maintenance costs.
According to the company, this will be the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country.
Domino’s Pizza is just about to receive the first 100 units of the 800 Chevrolet Bolt EVs it has ordered for its delivery fleet.
Indeed, the first hundred vehicles will be delivered to selected stores across the United States by the end of November while the 700 others will be added to the fleet over the coming months.
According to Domino’s, this will give it the single largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the United States, helping it reach its goal of becoming carbon neutral by 2050.
In addition to providing emissions-free deliveries, Domino’s says its fleet of EVs will help it reduce its operating costs by necessitating less maintenance than gasoline-powered cars. Furthermore, the electrification of its fleet will reduce the impact of rising fuel costs on the company’s bottom line.
Both General Motors and Domino’s Pizza say that the Bolt EVs range of 259 miles (417 kilometres) will allow it to complete a few days of deliveries without having to be charged, which could be necessary if the chain’s restaurants don’t have as many chargers as they have EVs.
This is not the first time Domino’s ventures away from the traditional gasoline-powered car for its delivery service, since some of its stores have been dispatching orders on electric bikes and scooters for a while now.
In addition, pilot programs have been run to test the viability of autonomous vehicles and curbside robots as another way to get Pizzas from restaurants to customers.
It is the first time the company has invested as much into a new delivery method, however.