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11/21/2022

Domino’s deploying 800 electric delivery vehicles

Dan Berthiaume
Senior Editor, Technology
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Domino’s is rolling out more than 800 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles at select stores throughout the U.S.

Domino's Pizza Inc. is making a major commitment to using electric vehicles in its U.S. delivery fleet.

The world’s largest pizza company is rolling out more than 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles at select franchise and corporate stores throughout the U.S. during November 2022, with an additional 700 deploying in the coming months. According to Domino’s, this will represent the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country.

Domino’s says that electric delivery vehicles provide several advantages for its stores, including battery life with the potential to have days of deliveries, zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features, lower average maintenance costs than non-electric vehicles, and the avoidance of fluctuating gas prices.

The company is launching two giveaways with chance to win one of two 2023 Chevy Bolt EVs, including a contest where customers can share a video explaining why they are “pizza’s biggest fan” on Instagram Reels or TikTok.

Domino's is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management, which will offer local hands-on account management, vehicle acquisition, financing, telematics solutions and maintenance for its electric delivery fleet. To see an interactive map of how many Domino's Chevy Bolt EVs are currently in each state and how many are coming soon, visit dominos.com/evfleet.

"Domino's launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle, rolled out the DXP – a custom-built pizza delivery vehicle – in 2015, tested autonomous pizza delivery with cars and robots, and is now leading the charge in the future of pizza delivery," said Russell Weiner, Domino's CEO. "Domino's has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve. 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." 

"We're excited that Domino's has chosen the Chevrolet Bolt EV to build their electric pizza delivery fleet in the U.S.," said Ed Peper, VP of GM Fleet. "Both companies are committed to bettering our environment. GM plans to eliminate tailpipe emissions from new U.S. light duty vehicles by 2035. With an affordable price, fun driving characteristics, and a 259-mile range, the Chevy Bolt EV is the future of Domino's electrified deliveries."

Domino’s pursues delivery innovation

Domino’s has been experimenting with technology-enhanced delivery methods for the past few years. In August 2019, the company began piloting custom e-bikes for pizza delivery through a partnership with electric bicycle (e-bike) provider Rad Power Bikes, and now offers delivery via electric bike or scooter in 24 international markets, including the U.S.

The retailer has also been actively testing self-driving robotic delivery vehicles, including a 2021 test of Nuro automated vehicles in the Houston market. Dominos has additionally conducted a two-month driverless delivery pilot in Miami, in partnership with Ford Motor Co. among other tests.

Founded in 1960 and headquartered in Ann Arbor, Mich., Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world, with a global enterprise of more than 19,500 stores in over 90 markets.