Ryder to bring BrightDrop EVs to lease and rental fleet

A white Ryder electric van in front of a building.

Ryder will bring 4,000 BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans to its lease and rental fleet, the company says. 

The first 200 vans will be delivered this year with the remainder rolling in through 2025. 

"We aim to make fleet electrification as seamless as possible by investing in alternative vehicle solutions to offer sustainable and economic advantages for our customers," says Tom Havens, president of fleet management solutions for Ryder. "Ryder continues to be at the forefront of identifying advanced and emerging vehicle technology by serving as an extended research and development arm for its customers." 

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The Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 vans have a range of 250 miles on a full charge and can support a payload up to 3,400 pounds. The Zevo 600 has a cargo capacity of more than 600 cubic feet while the Zevo 400 has a capacity of more than 400 cubic feet. The vans will appear first in California, Dallas-Fort Worth and New York City, Ryder says. 

"We are excited to focus on providing additional light duty EVs in our Ryder rental and lease fleets in 2023," says Carlos Rodriguez, Ryder's group director for advanced vehicle technology. "At Ryder, we want to help customers meet their sustainability, compliance and operational goals through advanced vehicle technology solutions, and BrightDrop's electric vans help us do just that." 

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