The agreement includes the purchase of Ford Pro AC Charging Stations that will charge any vehicle make and model in Zeeba’s fleet. The charging stations will be equipped with a software subscription that supports over-the-air (OTA) software updates for continuous improvement to help optimize Zeeba’s charging operations. They are planned to be installed in various locations around the Southern California region.
“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.”
Additionally, the company will add nearly 250 Ford electric vehicles including:
- Mach-E SUVs.
- E-Transit vans.
- F-150 Lightning pickup trucks.
“Our fleet electrification goal is to transition 50% 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.”
Why is Zeeba Going Electric with Ford Pro?
Electric vehicles provide a multitude of benefits to Zeeba’s last-mile service providers. According to the company, the electric vehicle benefits including an abundance of cargo and passenger space, as well as increased capabilities per vehicle.
Increasing the number of deliverable units reduces tailpipe emissions providing fleet owners with significant operating savings compared to gasoline and diesel alternatives.
“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.