Austin based rental company outside plans to build a fleet of fully electric trucks to tow its rental trailers, and he has been approached Rivien with an order of 1,000 EV. This is just another recent rental company report take an interest in 100% electric vehicles, which can only bode well for these machines. Unless they end up being bad towing trailers, but that remains to be seen.
The fleet of electric vehicles offered by Outdoorsy also involved Ford, as Bloomberg reports, but it’s unclear how Ford factors in, now that he and Rivian have pulled out of joint development of a All-electric SUV. Outdoorsy may be interested in Ford advertising F-150 Lightning Pro.
Either truck would likely suit Outdoorsy’s needs as an RV rental business. The company looks like a off-grid rotation on Airbnb, specializing in trailers and motorhomes. He is based in Austin, by Bloomberg, but you can find their rentals all over the United States, apparently near many well-known national or state parks. The company saw an increase in rentals during the pandemic as people sought a relatively safe outlet for lockdowns.
Outdoorsy says that while flights and other travel have resumed, demand for its rentals has remained stable. He expects demand to continue until 2022, which is why he plans to build an electric vehicle fleet. And I guess it wouldn’t hurt the company to have an eco-friendly and high-tech appeal. Given the many vehicles Outdoorsy rents, I think an opportunity is missing to equip a bunch of Ford E-Transit vans like campers, but pickup trucks are a good start.
If the Rivian and Ford deal goes through, I’d be very interested to see the real effect the towing will have on the overall range of the Lightning and R1T. But even if Rivian accepts the sale, Bloomberg said the delivery of electric vehicles will only take place in 2023.
Outdoorsy’s plan for 1,000 EV trucks from Rivien is on a smaller scale than Hertz asking for 100,000 Teslas, but increasing the number of electric vans on the road right now, at any scale (such as with corporate or rental fleets), puts those trucks in contact with people who could have them. dismiss otherwise. Especially when towing a trailer.