26/07/2022 – Sustainability / EVs / Walmart / Canoo / Retail / Electric Vehicles / Delivery / USA
Walmart to buy 4,500 EVs for last-mile delivery
Walmart has signed a definitive agreement with Canoo – a high-tech advanced mobility company – to purchase 4,500 all-electric delivery vehicles in support of its growing e-commerce business. The order concerns Canoo’s Lifestyle Delivery Vehicle (LDV), with the option to purchase up to 10,000 units.
The vehicles will be used to deliver online orders in a sustainable way, which will also contribute to Walmart's goal to achieve zero-emissions by 2040. While the LDV is expected to begin hitting the road in 2023, the companies plan to kick-off advanced deliveries to refine and finalise vehicle configuration in the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex within the coming weeks.
Canoo's electric vehicles will be driven by Walmart associates and used to deliver online orders, from groceries to general merchandise, as well as the potential to be used for Walmart GoLocal, the retailer's delivery-as-a-service business.
"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.
Bentonville, Arkansas-headquartered Canoo anticipates starting production of the Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles beginning in Q4 2022.
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