Electric Last Mile Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ: ELMS; ELMSW), a manufacturer of last-mile electric vans and trucks, and Ample, Inc. (“Ample”), an electric mobility company providing modular battery swapping solutions, announced plans Oct. 12 to introduce a bundled offering that would pair the ELMS’ Urban Delivery Class 1 commercial EV with Ample’s modular battery swapping technology, according to a news release.
Through the collaboration, the companies expect to provide ELMS customers with the option to subscribe to turnkey energy and mobility solutions.
Fleets deploying ELMS EVs will be able to opt into an energy-as-a-service (EaaS) solution using Ample’s innovative battery swapping technology. Adopting the EaaS solution would lower the initial vehicle cost and allow customers to pay only for the energy they consume.
ELMS and Ample also announced plans to explore a full mobility-as-a-service bundle that would allow customers to forgo vehicle ownership entirely and pay for usage by the mile. Such an offering would include comprehensive services, insurance and energy to allow commercial fleets to minimize unplanned downtime and leverage differentiated economic models that drive their top-line revenue growth.
ELMS and Ample plan to offer customer test drives and battery swapping demonstrations in San Francisco using the Urban Delivery Class 1 EV in Q4 of this year. Full rollout of the bundled offering is expected to begin as early as Q2 2022.