Domino’s Is Building An All-Electric Pizza Delivery Fleet With Chevy Bolts

The new Domino's Bolts don't have any special features, but after reading a Hagerty story about the difficulties of building Domino's Chevy Spark-based DXP (the one with the pizza oven), it's easy to see why the company skipped on a crafty project this time.

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Domino’s Is Building An All-Electric Pizza Delivery Fleet With Chevy Bolts.

Domino’s plans to put more than 800 all-electric pizza delivery vehicles into service in the coming months, beginning with over 100 in November.

The company chose the compact Chevy Bolt EV and is wrapping the vehicles with custom branding but no other frills — just combustion-free deliveries (via electrek).

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Domino’s will have a fleet of 855 new electric vehicles, which, while not enough to reach all 6,135 pizza shops in the United States, is more than the Chevy Spark-based (gas version) vehicles it built with custom pizza warming oven doors in 2015.

They were known as the Domino’s DXP, and only 155 of them were produced. Drivers of the new Bolts must place the HeatWave bags in the backseat just like any other vehicle.

The Domino’s Bolts will be delivered from select franchise and corporate locations across the United States. “Electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology evolves,” said Domino’s CEO Russell Weiner in a statement.

The fleet of ready cars may also help attract new employees to Dominos: while some locations provide vehicles for delivery drivers, many require them to bring their own vehicles.

Chevy Bolt EVs can travel 259 miles on a single charge, and because most stores only serve their immediate surroundings, the company believes each car could last multiple days of deliveries without needing to be recharged.

GM has also reduced the starting price of the 2023 model to $26,595, making it one of the most affordable EVs on the market — even with annoying dealership markups. Enterprise Fleet Management was contracted by Domino’s to handle the purchasing, maintenance, and other logistics.

Domino’s has a website with a map that shows when and where the new EV delivery vehicles are or will be operational. Surprisingly, none are currently in use in EV-heavy states like California, and none in Houston, where Domino’s has Nuro self-driving delivery cars.

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The new Domino’s Bolts don’t have any special features, but after reading a Hagerty story about the difficulties of building Domino’s Chevy Spark-based DXP (the one with the pizza oven), it’s easy to see why the company skipped on a crafty project this time.

Rich Rebuilds converted the DXP to a Spark EV if you really want to see an electric pizza delivery car with that outside oven door.

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