Ryder partners with electric vehicle maker Chanje
Miami-based Ryder System has agreed to become the exclusive sales channel partner and service provider for Chanje, the California startup company which unveiled its new electric vehicle range last week. In a statement issued yesterday (14 August), Ryder said that it has placed its initial order of Chanje vehicles, the first of which will be “distributed to Ryder locations in strategic US markets and be available for ChoiceLease customers in the coming weeks”.
Additionally, a portion of the new vehicles will be added to Ryder’s commercial rental fleet so that its customers will have the opportunity to use Chanje’s advanced vehicle technology on a short-term basis.
“We believe electric vehicles will play a major role in the future of commercial transportation and we are proud to partner with Chanje to bring an all-electric medium duty vehicle to market,” said Dennis Cooke, President, Global Fleet Management Solutions for Ryder. “Through our strategic partnership, Ryder and Chanje will collaborate to promote energy efficiency and innovation in the industry.”