Merchants Fleet announced the addition of 250 model-year 2024 Chevrolet Silverado EV Work Trucks to its growing lineup of electric vehicles. The Silverado EVs are available from Merchants for lease and rental.
According to a company release, the Chevrolet Silverado EV is purpose-built on the GM EV Ultium platform to meet the rigorous demands needed for hard work and is nicely equipped for use by business operators and managers on the job site, as well as stylish enough for a business executive. This significant acquisition underscores Merchants’ commitment to providing a comprehensive range of vehicles, ensuring that businesses of all types can readily transition to an electric fleet solution tailored to their unique needs.
"Given the unique requirements of each fleet, we are committed to delivering flexibility and top-tier solutions across the board,” said Hari Nayar, VP of Electrification and Sustainability at Merchants Fleet. “We are proud to offer the Silverado EV as yet another way Merchants is meeting the diverse electrification needs of our clients, and driving forward this transformative shift."
The Chevrolet Silverado EV 4WT offers an EPA-estimated range of up to 450 miles which significantly reduces range anxiety for work truck drivers. With towing capability of up to 10,000 pounds and payload of over 1,400 pounds, the vehicle is capable of meeting diverse commercial needs. Merchants’ Electrification and Consulting team will work closely with clients to optimize TCO, charging infrastructure deployment, and assist with securing available grants, incentives, and tax rebates for the Silverado EV and other zero emissions vehicles in their portfolio.
Merchants offers a range of flexible leasing and rental options for the Chevrolet Silverado EV, catering to various business needs. From traditional leases to long-term rentals, its programs are helkp provide fleets a balance between flexibility and stability.
According to Merchants Fleet, options such as Rent-to-Lease and EV Choice Lease offer solutions for short-term needs with possibilities for long-term commitment or low-risk trials, respectively. Open-End Leasing and Rentals & Short-Term Leasing provide flexibility in lease structure, cost control, and solutions for needs as brief as three months.
In addition to numerous leasing and rental options for new EVs, Merchants’ ClearCharge program helps fleets organize, implement, and manage electric vehicle charging infrastructure. ClearCharge enables commercial fleets to plan, develop, and implement Level 2 and 3 charging to meet the evolving needs of their business. This program is available for any size fleet and is designed as a full-service solution for customers across the nation.
This news continues to show the effort Merchants Fleet is putting into growing its EV fleet, following an announcement in June 2023 of the purchase of 12,500 Ram ProMaster EVs.