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Bentonville-based Canoo lands large EV order from national fleet company

The company signed an agreement for Zeeba to purchase 5,450 American made electric vehicles, with an initial binding commitment of 3,000 units through 2024.

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Electric vehicle startup Canoo Inc., which is moving its headquarters to Bentonville, signed an agreement for Zeeba to purchase 5,450 American made electric vehicles, with an initial binding commitment of 3,000 units through 2024.

Zeeba, a growing national fleet leasing provider, is dedicated to improving fleet solutions for small and medium size business organizations with heavy focus on commercial vehicles, according to their website.   

Canoo vehicles feature a panoramic front window that will help to improve road visibility. According to Zeeba, the electric vehicle design by Canoo will enable the company to provide "client-specific configurations" that can be tailored to different cases over the lifespan of the vehicle. 

“We are thrilled to be able to deliver Canoo vehicles to our customers in the near future. We are focused on offering the most advanced fleet solutions and have recognized Canoo’s vehicles as leaders in technology driven sustainable mobility. We also wanted to secure EV vehicle supply for years to come,” said Kayvon Marashi, chief executive officer for Zeeba Automotive Group, Inc.

Back in July, Bentonville-based retailer Walmart agreed to purchase a fleet of Lifestyle Delivery Vehicles (LDVs) from Canoo. 

READ: Walmart plans purchase of all-electric delivery vehicles

“We have a large committed, growing order book, are finalizing our multi-year allocations for 2023 customer deliveries and will share our manufacturing plan with the broader market shortly,” said Tony Aquila, Chairman & CEO at Canoo. 

Last year, Canoo announced that it had selected Bentonville, Arkansas, as its headquarters and Pryor, Oklahoma as the site for its U.S. manufacturing. The company stated that this was to further establish an electric vehicle ecosystem in the heartland to create technology and manufacturing jobs in surrounding communities.

To read more about Canoo's electric vehicle fleet and services, click here

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