Californian high-tech advanced mobility company Canoo and Zeeba, a growing national fleet leasing provider, have signed an agreement for Zeeba to purchase 5,450 American made electric vehicles, with an initial binding commitment of 3,000 units through 2024.
Zeeba will add Canoo Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDV) and Lifestyle Vehicles (LV) to its long-term fleet leasing portfolio.
Canoo vehicles are American-made Class 1 commercial electric vehicles built on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform (MPP) architecture that integrates all critical components. Most of service, maintenance and updates will be done over the air, which decreases vehicle downtime.
Designed and engineered with the driver in mind, Canoo vehicles feature a panoramic front window to improve road visibility and utilize true steer by wire technology, resulting in more usable interior space and better driver ergonomics. Feedback from our recent real-world deliveries confirmed the superior user experience, based on ride, in-cabin comfort, road visibility and maneuverability, as well as unprecedented user ergonomics.
The LDV combines 120 cubic feet of cargo volume with an 80kw battery pack with the handling and turning radius of a small passenger vehicle, making it a safer and more familiar experience for drivers. The LV is a people and goods mover with passenger seating configuration and the same battery pack, visibility and handling characteristics as the LDV due to its common platform.
“We have a large committed, growing order book, are finalizing our multi-year allocations for 2023 customer deliveries and will share our manufacturing plan with the broader market shortly,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman & CEO at Canoo. “This order is another milestone validating our product and strategy. Small & medium sized business (SMB) are the backbone of our communities, employing about half of all working Americans1 and they are Zeeba’s target customers. We put technology first and combined class leading ergonomics, a small vehicle footprint-to-cargo ratio and platform versatility while achieving a lower carbon footprint and higher return on investment for the operator, all of which will help SMBs compete.”
Zeeba provides flexible and affordable fleet solutions so SMBs can focus on their products and customers and not worry about mobility. The Canoo LDV and LV modular design enables Zeeba to provide client-specific configurations that can be upfit to different use cases over the vehicle lifecycle.
“We are thrilled to be able to deliver Canoo vehicles to our customers in the near future. We are focused on offering the most advanced fleet solutions and have recognized Canoo’s vehicles as leaders in technology driven sustainable mobility. We also wanted to secure EV vehicle supply for years to come,” said Kayvon Marashi, Chief Executive Officer for Zeeba Automotive Group, Inc.
Zeeba provides a tailored approach to customers to help them efficiently and effectively operate their business and plans to achieve a minimum 50% electrification by Q1 of 2024.
Zeeba will deploy Canoo LDVs & LVs to their SMB customers who look for customizable options when configuring their fleet, meeting their sustainability goals and benefitting from competitive operating cost. The LDV & LV will be used by customers in the last mile delivery space, mobile goods, ride hailing, food delivery, trade professions and more.