Domino’s stores across the nation will soon have the option to use custom e-bikes for pizza delivery after the firm announced a partnership with Rad Power Bikes – North America’s largest e-bike brand.
Following a successful testing period, the pizza delivery giant will utilize hundreds of the bikes across corporate-owned stores throughout Miami, Salt Lake City, Baltimore and Houston later this year
The bikes have small integrated motors to assist with pedalling and can run for 25 to 40 miles, depending on the user, before needing a recharge.
They include front and rear insulated soft-sided cargo areas, which can hold Domino’s Heatwave bags, drinks, sides, and dipping cups.
They also boast impressive storage capacity – with one bike able to hold as many as 12 pizzas, whilst they are equipped with lights in the front and back, reflective materials for driver safety, and have a top assisted speed of 20 mph.
Tom Curtis, the firm’s executive vice president of corporate operations, said: “Domino’s tested e-bikes in a number of corporate-owned stores across Houston, Miami and New York earlier this year, and those stores saw improvements in overall delivery and service.
“They also experienced labor benefits, as the stores were able to hire from a wider pool of candidates, including those who might not have a car or driver’s license.
“Plus, stores that were already delivering with traditional bikes saw improved team member satisfaction with e-bikes.”