Canoo's vehicles are American-made Class 1 commercial electric vehicles built on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform (MPP) architecture.  -  Photo: Canoo

Canoo's vehicles are American-made Class 1 commercial electric vehicles built on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform (MPP) architecture.

Photo: Canoo

Canoo announced it has 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, according to Canoo's news release.

“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 businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of our communities, employing about half of all working Americans 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.”

Canoo added that its vehicles are American-made Class 1 commercial electric vehicles built on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform (MPP) architecture. Most service and maintenance updates will be done over the air, which decreases vehicle downtime, according to Canoo.

The LDV combines 120 cubic feet of cargo volume with an 80kw battery pack. The LV features passenger seating configuration and the same battery pack, visibility, and handling characteristics as the LDV.

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver Canoo vehicles to our customers in the near future," said Kayvon Marashi, CEO of Zeeba Automotive Group, Inc. "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."

Zeeba said it provides a tailored approach to customers to help them operate their business and plans to achieve a minimum of 50% electrification by Q1 of 2024.   

“The LDV & LV are going to be a game changer for businesses we serve. Canoo technology will allow our SMB customers to effectively and efficiently operate their businesses while reducing their carbon footprint. Zeeba has very ambitious electrification goals and we want to achieve leadership in fleet technology,” said Mike Paletz, chief strategy officer at Zeeba. 

Zeeba said the LDV & LV will be used by customers in the last-mile delivery space, mobile goods, ride-hailing, food delivery, trade professions, and more.

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