Commercial, Distributed Energy Resources, GHG Emissions - July 12, 2022
Walmart Buys 4,500 EVs
Walmart signed a definitive agreement with Canoo to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles.
The purchase agreement begins with the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV) and Walmart has the option to purchase up to 10,000 units. The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders and will also contribute to Walmart's goal to achieve zero-emissions by 2040.
The LDV is expected to begin hitting the road in 2023 and the companies will launch the deliveries in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex in the coming weeks. The EVs are engineered for high frequency stop-and-go deliveries and speedy vehicle to door drop-off, including grocery and food/meal delivery.
"We're thrilled to continue diversifying our last mile delivery fleet with Canoo's unique and sustainably focused all-electric technology which will provide our associates with safe, ergonomic delivery vehicles," said David Guggina, senior vice president of innovation and automation, Walmart U.S.in a statement. "Today, the closest Walmart to customers is right in their pockets – it's the Walmart app. By continuing to expand our last mile delivery fleet in a sustainable way, we're able to provide customers and Walmart+ members with even more access to same-day deliveries while keeping costs low."
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