College and university campuses across the country are moving their vehicles away from fossil fuels and are switching to electric vehicles (Environment America Research and Policy Center).
Large public universities and community colleges alike, from every corner of the U.S., are taking the lead in reducing energy consumption, deploying renewable energy technologies, and switching to electric vehicles (EVs) (Environment America).
Leading campuses are not just cleaning up their buildings, but also their transportation systems by transitioning their fleets away from fossil fuel powered vehicles and towards electric vehicles (EVs) (Environment America).
More than 250 cities have committed to fleet electrification to meet their sustainability goals as part of the Climate Mayors Electric Vehicle Purchasing Collaborative (Environment America Research and Policy Center).
As demand for goods in urban areas expand, challenges increase for “last-mile” movement of goods from freight hubs to their final destinations. Drivers face special challenges in busy urban settings and LSVs can fill this gap (U.S Department of Transportation).
Even in a conservative scenario, the World Economic Forum predicts battery electric vehicles and H2 electric vehicles can reduce CO2 emissions by 16% and 24%, respectively (World Economic Forum).
Lower Operating Costs
Operating costs of EVs are nearly half as much as gas-powered vehicles because there are fewer fluids and moving parts than internal combustion engines (HotCars).
Commercial fleets have reported numerous advantages to EVs, including lowering emissions, saving money on gasoline and oil (since they don’t require either), and lower maintenance costs due to fewer moving parts. In addition to these advantages, both employees and consumers see value in supporting businesses that share their values, such as energy efficiency and corporate sustainability. (SEMAConnect)
Colleges and university campuses across the United States are transitioning their fleets to EVs. According to the America’s Top Colleges for Renewable Energy, of the 261 schools that reported data, 88% have at least one EV and more than 60% of the top ten schools in the ranking have converted their campus fleets to electric (Environment American Research & Policy Center).
Light-duty vehicles accounted for a majority of the last mile delivery market in 2020 and are expected to maintain the majority share of the market from 2021-2027 (All The Research).
What are the benefits of purpose-built LSEV fleets?
Purpose-built electric fleets provide a wide range of benefits, including, but not limited to:
Lower Operating Costs: With fewer moving parts resulting in less maintenance and repairs, higher efficiency and lower costs for electricity versus gas or diesel fuels, our purpose-built EVs have the potential to deliver an average annual operating costs that are 50% less when compared to their gas-powered counterparts.
Improve Logistics: The AYRO Vanish is ideal for low-speed logistics and cargo services. It has the agility and versatility that’s essential in a campus environment and fills the gap between full-sized trucks and vans and small golf and utility carts.
Meet Sustainability Targets: AYRO vehicles meet California Air Resource Board (CARB) certification for zero-emissions. Electrifying a commercial fleet supports broader sustainability initiatives by helping to decarbonize transportation. In fact, fleet electrification could help reduce carbon emissions by 194,000 tons over the four years (Geotab).
Customize for Your Needs: AYRO vehicles have a variety of bed configurations and options available, ensuring the vehicle can meet the needs and preferences of nearly any fleet.
What types of vehicles does AYRO offer?
AYRO designs and produces zero-emissions vehicles and systems for campus mobility, last-mile delivery and micro distribution applications.
The AYRO Vanish is a low-speed electric utility vehicle that’s available in multiple configurations, including flat bed, heavy- and light-duty utility beds, and powered and non-powered van boxes.
AYRO also coordinates with key partners Gallery Carts to develop specialized vehicle solutions like mobile hospitality units and the Electric Vaccine Vehicle.
How do I purchase an AYRO vehicle?
Commercial customers that are interested in the AYRO Vanish may submit inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Are AYRO vehicles street legal?
Yes. AYRO vehicles are low-speed vehicles (LSVs) which means they can be driven (with a valid driver’s license) on roads with speed limits of up to 35 mph. This makes them perfect not only for closed campuses, but also for micro distribution in urban centers and car-free zones.*
How fast do AYRO vehicles go?
This depends on the configuration and application. Low-speed vehicles (LSVs) can be registered and licensed to operate at up to 25 mph on streets with posted speeds up to 35 mph.* Non-LSVs can be programmed to travel up to 20 mph, depending on the guidelines of the localized property they operate on.
What businesses are using AYRO vehicles today?
Versatile for any micro distribution task, AYRO LSEVs are currently serving food on university campuses; supporting local delivery for restaurants; and moving goods and equipment around government and corporate campuses, hospitals, hotel resorts, sports stadiums, and airports.
Are there any financing options available?
AYRO partners with Element Fleet Management to offer clients their suite of fleet management services spanning the vehicle lifecycle. The collaboration allows clients interested in AYRO vehicles to benefit from Element’s experienced strategic consulting team to help select, finance, and optimize their fleets for cost savings, driver safety, and reduced environmental impact. In addition, Element’s commercial sales team offers AYRO LSEVs and Element’s industry-leading service partner network to provide appropriate maintenance, accident repair, transport, roadside assistance, and other services to ensure client satisfaction and real-time support.
Are there any tax incentives for AYRO vehicles?
Federal and state incentives for EVs are constantly changing. We recommend visiting the U.S. Department of Energy to discover the most up-to-date information on Federal Tax Credits and other incentives that are available, as well as checking your local state and energy providers.
* Check your local regulations and ordinances as to whether the EV may be operated legally on public streets, and if so, under what conditions.