Ryder Introduces Electric Vehicle Service

RyderElectric+ Offers Leasing, Charging and Maintenance Solutions
Ryder electric
Ryder System Inc.

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ANAHEIM, Calif. — Truck leasing and logistics company Ryder System Inc. has introduced an electric vehicle program that combines electrification consulting, vehicle leasing, charging, telematics and maintenance services for light-duty electric vehicles.

The new offering, named RyderElectric+, is designed to make it simpler for customers to navigate the complexity of deploying and operating electric vehicles in their fleets.

“We aim to help make the integration of electric vehicles as seamless as possible by offering solutions that are streamlined through one provider at one cost,” said Karen Jones, Ryder’s chief marketing officer and head of new product innovation.

Ryder introduced the service on May 2 at the 2023 Advanced Clean Transportation Expo.

RyderElectric+ includes electrification advisers to help fleet customers assess which vehicles are the right fit for their operations, estimate potential emission reductions and total costs, evaluate charging service requirement and provide guidance on the availability of potential grants to support EV rollouts.

“For the first time, we have put together a solution that incorporates items and steps that simplify the process of adding EVs to your fleets, and it comes with electrification advisors, chargers, telematics, digital technology and maintenance, with one contact at one cost,” said Carlo Rodriguez, Ryder’s group director for advanced vehicle technology, said while introducing the new service offering at the company’s show floor exhibit.

Rodriguez said RyderElectric+ is focusing initially on light-duty electric vans, but the service package could be transferable to medium- and heavy-duty EVs in the future.

Ryder is expanding its electric vehicle offerings, including recently announced plans to introduce 4,000 BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans to its lease and rental fleet through 2025.

Ryder offers a range of electric vehicles for lease, include Ford E-Transit vans, Navistar’s International eMV Series trucks, Lonestar EVs with Dana’s electric powertrain, and Freightliner’s MT50e vans, medium-duty eM2 and heavy-duty eCascadia. Ryder said it also has reserved Tesla Semi tractors and continues to partner with multiple vehicle manufacturers to offer new EV options to its customers.

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 10 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America, and No. 11 on the TT 100 largest for-hire carriers

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