Thus far, commercial customers have shown a strong interest in Ford EVs, with entities like DHL, Meals on Wheels, the United States Postal Service, and New York City cumulatively purchasing thousands of Ford E-Transit vans and Ford Mustang Mach-E crossovers for official use as The Blue Oval works to keep up with this higher-than-expected demand. Now, yet another company is set to purchase a fleet of Ford EVs – Zeeba Automotive Group – as well as the automaker’s charging stations, as it works on its own EV pivot.
“Our customers are beginning to transition to an electric fleet where they see long-term value to their businesses. We are very excited about working with Ford Pro by offering customers a variety of electric vehicles and match their changing demands and critical business needs,” said Mike Paletz, Chief Strategy Officer at Zeeba.
Zeeba – a fleet management company – plans to buy 250 Ford EVs in total, including the Mach-E, E-Transit, and Ford F-150 Lightning, along with a number of Ford Pro AC Charging Stations to power those vehicles around Southern California. This transition figures to have a positive impact on Zeeba’s last-mile service providers, along with reducing emissions and operating costs compared to ICE-powered vehicles.
“Our fleet electrification goal is to transition 50 percent of our fleet to electric vehicles by 2024. Ford Pro’s vehicles, charging solutions, and software will help us reach our goal,’ said Kayvon Marashi, Chief Executive Officer at Zeeba. “The charging component to fleet electrification is critical and we’re thrilled to work with Ford Pro to implement the charging infrastructure needed to meet our customers’ electric needs.”
“We look forward to working with Zeeba to help them meet their fleet electrification goals,” said Philip Podgorny, Ford Pro, General Manager, Commercial and Government Sales. “Zeeba’s foresight to implement charging infrastructure and software will help them stay ahead of the curve to meet their customers’ long-term needs.”
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