Delivery company GoFor has partnered with last-mile electrification company Odin Automotive to deploy its electric delivery vehicle ecosystem in North America.
Odin will provide 3,266 electric light commercial vehicles (eLCVs) by the end of 2023. GoFor decided to set up the ecosystem to remove its dependency on the increasingly unpredictable gas or diesel prices, which, according to the company, currently average more than 10 times the cost of electricity. GoFor selected Odin as its vehicle partner because of its products’ proven uptime and reliability, and their track record over seven years with approximately 20,000 electric delivery vehicles on the road. Odin’s range of electrification services also factored into GoFor’s decision, as they encompass charging needs and driver education.
Ian Gardner, CEO of GoFor, said, “This partnership brings together two pioneers in sustainable last-mile delivery who both understand that the world can’t continue down the same path, rushing to deliver ever faster, no matter the consequence to communities or the environment. At GoFor, our success will not only be measured in deliveries and profit but also in the stewardship of our communities, with a responsibility to ensure their prosperity and sustained health. This union is key to living up to our renewable delivery commitment to deliver better through carbon-negative solutions and fast, reliable, low-cost delivery.”
Stefan Krause, CEO and chairman of Odin Automotive, said, “GoFor’s strong commitment to low-cost delivery and moving toward a future with zero emissions makes them an ideal fit for Odin’s electric solution suite. With over 100,000,000km of work already on the road, our EVs are known for their reliability, ergonomics and high uptime, creating a win-win for drivers and fleet operators. We also have an unmatched first-mover advantage over the rest of the sector – our vehicles are fully proven, and ready to deploy at scale, today. Our advantage gives GoFor everything they need to execute on their renewable delivery initiative as early as Q2 this year.”