Ryder has announced that it has placed a reservation for 500 fully electric medium-duty panel vans from California-based Chanje Energy. As the exclusive sales channel and service provider for Chanje’s medium-duty vehicles, the reservation for 500 of Chanje’s vans will be executed as downstream lease agreements are finalized.
As a well respected vehicle rental and fleet maintenance provider, Ryder is rolling Chanje’s medium-duty fully electric vehicles into its ChoiceLease and SelectCare fleet maintenance offerings, making them very much a part of the family. Offering the vehicles through sales and maintenance channels that Ryder customers are already familiar with adds credibility to the vehicles and gives fleet managers additional reasons to try out an electric vehicle in their fleets, knowing that Ryder stands behind them.
“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. Additionally, there’s interest from customers who have daily return to base routes of 40 to 100 miles and in markets with incentives available for electric vehicles,” said Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder.
Chanje’s large delivery vans can handle loads of up to 6,000 pounds (2,722 kilograms) in its 580 cubic feet (16.4 cubic meters) of cargo space, while their 100-mile range makes them well suited for urban delivery routes. Speaking of urban delivery, Ryder has already trained up and equipped its teams in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Sacramento, San Joe, Chicago, and New York with everything needed to provide service and charging support of Chanje’s commercial electric vehicles.
Cooke continued, “Companies continue to identify the potential long-term cost, environmental, and efficiency benefits of EVs. We’re proud to expand our relationship with Chanje and expect additional business announcements based on our sales pipeline. This latest announcement with Chanje is one more way we are demonstrating our commitment to maximizing the performance of our customers’ fleets, while providing the flexibility and convenience to implement EVs into their operations.”
Chanje is naturally excited about the first large order of the partnership with Ryder. Bryan Hansel, founder & CEO of Chanje, shared that, “We are pleased to partner with Ryder to meet its customers’ evolving performance, cost, and sustainability goals and collectively shape the future of the industry.”
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