ARIZONA, 18 September 2023: Fastenal, a prominent player in the industrial supply industry, has embarked on an innovative journey towards a sustainable future. In a strategic move, the company has chosen to collaborate with ZEVX, a global leader in intelligent electric vehicle (EV) systems, for an operational trial aimed at converting a portion of its fleet into electric vehicles (EVs). This transformation is driven by a commitment to reducing carbon emissions, improving efficiency, cutting costs, and extending the lifespan of their commercial vehicles.
Synergy for Sustainability
Sydney Dunn, the Senior Vice President of Sales & Field Operations at ZEVX, emphasizes the common objectives shared by both companies. “We are committed to helping Fastenal incorporate EV technology in its last-mile delivery fleet,” says Dunn. “We share the bold goals of lowering carbon emissions while improving efficiencies, decreasing costs, and extending the life of existing commercial vehicles.” This collaboration signifies a mutual dedication to environmental responsibility and operational excellence.
ZEVX: Pioneers in EV Technology
ZEVX is renowned for its rapid innovation in battery electric power systems and data intelligence for e-mobility applications. The company boasts a range of cutting-edge battery electric powertrain and power system products designed to swiftly transition Class 2 to 5 commercial fleet assets and auxiliary power systems to zero carbon emissions. Their expertise positions them as leaders in the EV technology landscape.
Fastenal’s Forward-Thinking Approach
Kevin Larson, Vice President of Transportation at Fastenal, underscores the company’s forward-thinking mindset. “With so many vehicles in operation around the world, we want to be a driver of innovation and efficiency in commercial transportation,” states Larson. “We’re constantly looking at new solutions like the ZEVX technology to help move the industry forward and potentially accelerate our own carbon reduction journey.” Fastenal’s commitment to innovation and sustainability aligns seamlessly with ZEVX’s mission.
The Proof-of-Concept Stage
The collaboration between Fastenal and ZEVX has reached an exciting milestone – the proof-of-concept stage. This stage marks the beginning of a six-state trial that will utilize ZEVX’s premier battery electric powertrain and power system products. Fastenal plans to repower up to 16 of its vehicles in 2023, reflecting its dedication to real-world testing and implementation.
Fastenal’s collaboration with ZEVX represents a significant stride toward a more sustainable future. By embracing cutting-edge EV technology, Fastenal aims to reduce its environmental footprint, enhance operational efficiency, and contribute to the broader goal of a greener planet. As the trial progresses, the industrial supply leader is poised to set new standards in the commercial transportation industry, further solidifying its commitment to innovation and sustainability. Stay tuned for updates on this groundbreaking partnership that holds the promise of a brighter, eco-friendly future.