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

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

Photo: Canoo

Canoo announced a binding order for 9,300 American-made electric vehicles from Kingbee, with an option to increase its order to 18,600 vehicles, according to the company's news release. 

Kingbee will upfit, wrap, and deliver Canoo vehicles as work-ready fleets solutions for enterprise and small- and medium-sized business (SMB) customers across the U.S.

“At Canoo, we engineer and design for fleets, enterprise, SMBs, and their workforce. This order is yet another key milestone as we allocate production capacity for the coming years," said Tony Aquila, CEO at Canoo. "Canoo’s proprietary platform and tophat technology enable Kingbee to adapt their fleet for evolving use cases at an ROI, while allowing their customers to benefit from a vehicle that is engineered for workers and optimized for ergonomics, with superior visibility, maneuverability, and safety."  

Canoo said its vehicles are American-made commercial electric vehicles built on the company’s proprietary multi-purpose platform (MPP) architecture with modular configurations.

Kingbee added that it provides a turn-key solution for fleet rental, delivering fully upfitted commercial solutions with optional signage to operators.

"Canoo vehicles are designed specifically for fleets to be upfit and last multiple users," said Scott Haslam, CEO of Kingbee Rentals. "We’ve seen that small and medium businesses are looking for sustainable, affordable, and flexible solutions that don’t tie up all of their cash so this is a win-win for Kingbee. Between Canoo’s platform and Kingbee’s work-ready upfits, our flexible fleet leasing model will significantly reduce the barriers to entry for many fleets owners who think they have to purchase all of their vehicles. It’s even more exciting that it comes in a zero emissions package.”  

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