Domino's Is Buying 800 Chevy Bolt EVs For Pizza Delivery

Pizza delivery is one of the final frontiers with electric vehicle technology. If you break it down, delivering a pizza tests several factors of a car over time. The car needs to be reliable enough to make multiple trips a day, it needs to be relatively inexpensive to maintain, the car needs to be relatively quick enough to deliver on time, and lastly, have enough range to deliver pizzas anywhere within the restaurant's delivery range.

Chevy's compact Bolt EV might be one of the best EVs suited for the job. It's already becoming ubiquitous, is equipped with reliable electric motors, and with a maximum estimated range of 259 miles, it's more than capable to deliver game-day snacks in a wide radius. Domino's, one of the largest pizza chains in the country, has taken notice of the Bolt and has placed a huge order for the vehicle that may take a little longer than 30 minutes to fulfill.

Domino's is electrifying pizza delivery

According to a Domino's press release, the pizza chain is in the process of delivering 100 custom Domino's livery 2023 Bolt EVs to some stores in the U.S. 700 additional Bolts are on their way to be delivered during the next few months. 

Domino's is no stranger to special delivery Chevy vehicles, as it fielded the DXP back in 2015 — a custom Chevy Spark with a warming oven built into the bodywork. Domino's has not said whether or not the new fleet of Bolts will feature any pizza-centric modifications or upgrades.

Domino's new slogan for the program reads "It's good for pizza delivery. And better for the planet." The restaurant has also launched a contest where diners can win a Bolt by placing an online order and can track the usage of Domino's EVs in their state with a purpose-built website.

In the press release, Domino's CEO Russell Weiner says: "Domino's has always been on the cutting edge of pizza delivery, and electric delivery cars make sense as vehicle technology continues to evolve. We've made a commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, and this is one way we can begin reducing our environmental impact, one delivery at a time." That's quite the promise for the pizza company, but a several hundred-strong fleet of EVs certainly doesn't hurt.