Domino’s Pizza chain going for Bolt EVs, Better Emissions

Nov. 22, 2022
The fleet electrification plan got a kickstart with the deployment of more than 100 Chevy Bolts at select Domino's franchise and corporate stores in the US this month, while the remaining 700 EVs will be deployed over the upcoming months

Domino's Pizza is looking to make delivery relatively emission free, as it plans to roll out a fleet of 800 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles throughout its US stores in the upcoming months.

Domino’s says it is creating the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the US.

The fleet electrification plan got a kickstart with the deployment of more than 100 Chevy Bolts at select Domino's franchise and corporate stores in the US this month, while the remaining EVs will be deployed over the upcoming months.

"Domino's launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle, ( then) 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,” Russell Weiner, Domino CEO, said. "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.”

With EVs, Domino's stores can deliver pizzas with zero tailpipe emissions. Additionally, they can also benefit from the EV’s advanced safety features, longer battery life, lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles, and avoid the financial pressure of high gas prices.

"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, Vice President 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 has also collaborated with Missouri-based Enterprise Fleet Management, which will offer local hands-on account management, vehicle acquisition, financing, telematics solutions and maintenance for the electric fleet.

Domino's already delivers via electric bikes and scooters in 24 international markets, including the U.S.

Electric fleet vehicles also provide more opportunity to attract delivery drivers who don't have a car of their own.

Domino’s is perhaps one of the largest pizza deliver chains in the world, with more than 19,500 stores in over 90 markets. The company had global retail sales of nearly $17.8 billion in 2021, with over $8.6 billion in the U.S. and over $9.1 billion internationally.