|EVs take slice of pizza delivery|
Domino's Pizza Inc. said Monday it will roll out a fleet of nearly 800 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles around the country to deliver pizza orders — the largest such EV delivery effort.
Doing so offers advantages for the company, executives said, including the capability for multiple days of delivery on a single charge, zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features and lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles.
Domino's CEO Russell Weiner pointed out that Domino's first launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle and in 2015 tested autonomous vehicles for delivery.
"Domino's has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve," Weiner said in the release. "We've made a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this is one way we can begin reducing our environmental impact, one delivery at a time."
Domino's, which has nearly 20,000 stores, already delivers with electric bikes and/or scooters in 24 international markets, including the U.S., it said in the release. The addition of the EVs could help attract delivery drivers who don't have their own vehicles.
— Crain's Detroit Business