Ayro, Inc. a designer and manufacturer of light-duty, short-haul, and last-mile delivery electric vehicles (EVs), announced an agreement with Element Fleet Management, in which the fleet management company will support the deployment of large fleets of Ayro electric delivery vehicles over the next four years.
Ayro said it will partner with Element for their suite of fleet management services spanning the vehicle lifecycle, according to the company. The collaboration is intended to allow clients interested in Ayro vehicles to benefit from Element’s strategic consulting team to help select, finance, and optimize their fleets for cost savings, driver safety, and reduced environmental impact.
In addition, Element’s commercial sales team is expected to offer Ayro EVs and Element’s service partner network to provide appropriate maintenance, accident repair, transport, roadside assistance, and other on-road services to ensure client satisfaction and real-time support, the FMC said.
“Our partnership with Element is intended to support large-volume deployments of our EVs that are purpose-built for the delivery market,” said Ayro CEO Rod Keller. “Restaurants, food services, and delivery companies with national footprints need more than just EVs - they need financing, telematics, and maintenance and repair services to manage the entire fleet lifecycle and keep operating costs low.”
Ayro’s lineup of EV models vary from light-duty truck, van, and flatbeds to three-wheel vehicle configurations. The range of applications for Ayro’s next-generation EVs can be charged using a standard 110V/20amp outlet, EV charging infrastructure is not required, allowing fleet managers to transition to electric fleets more easily.
Ayro and Element intend to initially serve clients in the U.S. and Canada over the next four years, but the supply chain capabilities and resources of the two companies can also be leveraged to meet potential future demand across global markets.
“Element is strategically well-positioned to support our clients and lead our industry through the gradual electrification of automotive fleets over the next decade. We are excited by both the economic and environmental benefits of fleet vehicle electrification,” said Chris Gittens, executive vice president, Strategic Relationships for Ayro. “As the market-leading fleet management company everywhere we operate, our relationship with AYRO ensures our clients have ready access to this innovative new offering.”