- Domino’s says it’s building “the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country.”
- The Chevrolet Bolt fleet offers several advantages, including reduced fuel costs and providing cars for drivers who don’t have one of their own.
As 2022 comes to an end, Domino’s is jump-starting its pizza delivery model in a sustainable way, adding hundreds of electric vehicles to its fleet in the coming months. The company is also planning to give away two cars to lucky fans of the brand.
More than 100 custom-branded 2023 Chevy Bolt electric vehicles are arriving at select franchise and corporate stores throughout the U.S. this month. The world’s No. 1 pizza chain will steer an additional 700 cars into Domino’s parking lots in 2023, the company said, creating “the largest electric pizza delivery fleet in the country.” Here’s an interactive map showing how many Domino’s Chevy Bolt EVs are currently in each state and how many are coming soon.
“Domino’s launched pizza delivery in 1960 with a Volkswagen Beetle, rolled out the DXP—a custom-built pizza delivery vehicle—in 2015, tested autonomous pizza delivery with cars and robots, and is now leading the charge in the future of pizza delivery,” Domino’s CEO Russell Weiner said.
The chain began testing self-driving delivery cars from Nuru in Houston in 2021. The option was offered to select customers in the city’s Woodland Heights neighborhood.
“Domino’s has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery, and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve,” Weiner said. “We’ve made a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this is one way we can begin reducing our environmental impact, one delivery at a time.”
Electric vehicles provide several advantages for Domino’s stores. Ample battery storage potentially means “days of deliveries” that will cut back on fuel costs. Additionally, the cars offer zero tailpipe emissions, advanced safety features and lower average maintenance costs than nonelectric vehicles—all without the financial impact of high gas prices.
Electric fleet vehicles also provide more opportunity to attract delivery drivers who don’t have a car of their own—an added benefit in the post-pandemic era when hiring drivers has proven to be a problem for the chain.
Domino’s already delivers with electric bikes and/or scooters in 24 international markets, including the U.S.
The chain is partnering with Enterprise Fleet Management, which will offer local hands-on account management, vehicle acquisition, financing, telematics solutions and maintenance for the electric delivery fleet.
Customers who covet an electric car of their own will finally get their chance—if they get lucky. Two Chevy Bolts will be given away in a contest that started on November 21. To qualify for a chance to win, customers can: 1) order Dominos delivery online between November 21 and February 12, 2023, and automatically be entered into the contest; or 2) create videos for TikTok or Instagram Reels sharing why they’re “pizza’s biggest fan” with the hashtags #DominosDeliversAChevy and #Contest between November 21 and December 4, 2022.