GoFor Industries, a Canadian last-mile delivery company, is partnering with California-based electric vehicle fleet-as-a-service (FaaS) provider Royale EV as part of a strategic move to electric vehicles starting in early 2021.
The agreement, announced Monday, is part of a huge push in the last-mile delivery space to electrify fleets as big players like Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and UPS (NYSE: UPS) build custom electric delivery vans and a host of smaller companies seek novel collaborations to compete.
“The big fleets that have used electric vehicles have seen significant benefits for driver retention, safety and health,” said Ian Gardner, founder and CEO of Royale EV, commenting on the advantages of making the transition.
“What’s driving all of these companies,” he added, “is the total cost of ownership.”
Under the agreement, GoFor will first electrify its California fleet, followed by expansion across North America, with a goal of electrifying half its fleet by 2025.
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