Canoo Delivered Electric Vehicles to Kingbee
Delivery part of 9,300-vehicle binding order for a national van provider
Justin, Texas, Jan. 17, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Canoo Inc. (NASDAQ: GOEV), a leading high-tech advanced mobility company, today announced Kingbee, a national work-ready van provider, will begin using Canoo LDV 130 vehicles in its fleet.
Canoo delivered vehicles to Kingbee consistent with its schedule as part of a phased ramp-up manufacturing approach in Oklahoma City. Additional customer deliveries will be scheduled through 2024.
“We are proud that an increasing number of our vehicles are on the roads of America, and we are looking forward to our vehicles joining Kingbee and its impressive list of customers,” said Tony Aquila, Investor, Executive Chairman, and CEO of Canoo. “Our vehicles are engineered for service workers, and optimized for safety, reliability, and comfort. This is what distinguishes our vehicles and provides a competitive edge for commercial fleet companies.”
As part of the agreement, Kingbee will purchase 9,300 Canoo vehicles with an option to increase to 18,600 vehicles, subject to availability. Kingbee will upfit, custom wrap, and deliver Canoo vehicles as work-ready fleet solutions for companies across the United States.
“We are excited for the opportunity to help fleets transition to electric vehicles. Fleets of all sizes use Kingbee as a flexible option for vehicle acquisition, and we’re honored to be among the first to add Canoo to our EV portfolio,” said Scott Haslam, CEO of Kingbee Vans
Canoo's mission is to bring EVs to Everyone. The company has developed breakthrough electric vehicles that are reinventing the automotive landscape with their pioneering technologies, unique design, and business model that spans multiple owners across the full lifecycle of the vehicle. Canoo designed a modular electric platform that is purpose-built to maximize the vehicle interior space and is customizable for all owners in the vehicle lifecycle, to support a wide range of business and consumer applications. Canoo has teams in California, Texas, Oklahoma, and Michigan. For more information, visit www.canoo.com and investors.canoo.com.
Kingbee Vans is a work-ready van rental company that focuses on ultimate fleet flexibility. There is no other company that will upfit, wrap and deliver fleet vans across the country on a month-to-month contract. Kingbee’s roots are in commercial vehicle upfitting. For the last 10 years the company has operated an upfitting business focusing on work vans and light duty trucks. With the addition of the vehicle wrap shop in 2019, the wrap team can turn out 14 fully or 30+ partially wrapped vans every day. Learn more at kingbee-vans.com.
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Released January 17, 2024