ONE MOTO and AVIS have united to support the UAE’s commitment to bring change and action a “positive reformation of the combustible engine industry within our society.”
“Collaboration is key and vision is essential,” explained AVIS UAE in a statement while announcing the deal.
AVIS UAE is a leader in fleet leasing solutions and is committing to meeting the demand of any customer wanting a fleet of electric delivery vehicles, which is expected to exceed 25,000 vehicles within the next 12 months.
Choosing to partner with ONE MOTO Technologies as their strategic e-bike vehicle provider will allow the country to benefit from leasing an all-electric delivery fleet.
“We recognised the need from our customers and we acted on it. We see e-mobilisation an important path in our immediate and future strategy and we are happy to be able to finally begin the journey”.
Getting to this milestone of an agreement has taken a year of discussions and validation, however, one thing has remained consistent throughout “the want to make it happen”, the vision from the management at AVIS was critical, and having the electric vehicle fleet meeting the global excellence expected has been a great journey of relationship building.
What does this mean for the last mile in the region?
Fleet Managers, 3PL, F&B Operators, and Aggregators are able to lease an electric delivery fleet – a first-of-its-kind initiative, and a game changer. A sustainable delivery eco-system in the UAE is a significant step toward a greener future, and AVIS has pioneered the way.
Dominic Hagerty continues… “we are actively promoting the e-bike philosophy to our customers and demonstrating the cost of ownership / corporate sustainability benefits it brings. The reception is only positive and we expect this segment of our service offering to go from strength to strength.”
“We work very closely with our customers and endeavor to bring change to the economy, yet changes need to be implemented from the private sector aggregators to stop looking at cost-saving but turn their attention to increasing rider welfare, customer values, ESG initiatives all having a positive impact on bottom line profits.
“The RTA are championing change by committing policy changes early this year to the riders welfare and limitations on a delivery radius which is welcomed by many, yet the increased delivery volume pressure from riders causes a devastating reality of accidents and chronic fatigue, and other health issues. The trigger will be the delivery/fleet operators committing to a green agenda, it’s a want but not yet a need.”
Over the past 12 months, many delivery aggregators and logistics operators have had a CapEx vs. OpEx consideration when realising their new fleet and their own green agendas, many want to switch, yet didn’t have the need and cost was always the over-arching sentiment, so we’ve partnered with AVIS UAE to offer a solution to satisfy any previous objections and offering an affordable, data-driven electric fleet,” Stephen Wood, COO, ONE MOTO commented.
“AVIS is doubling down on its EV and green agenda and is looking to increase its sustainable vehicle offering and support the government’s COP28 campaign, by helping demonstrate the UAE acts whilst others talk. A similar narrative can be said for the way the country was built; upon opportunity and vision. Combining the two with technology and a need to bring change will ensure positives for the environment, the industry, and the welfare of the delivery riders and drivers.