Domino’s New Zealand opts for electric delivery motorbikes

Domino’s Pizza New Zealand has ordered electric motorbikes from NZ based electric vehicle company UBCO.

Thanks to the country’s government managing the pandemic so well as to eradicate it there, food restaurants have recently seen an explosion in demand for takeaways and food deliveries.

In the midst of the crisis, in mid-April the pizza company started the search for 1000 new team members. Domino’s New Zealand General Manager Cameron Toomey said “Based on an increase in deliveries pre-lockdown and examining trends around the world, we anticipate an increased level of deliveries once we open again, as many people remain at home.”

Domino’s had already been trialling UBCO electric motorbikes and approached the company about supplying a number of new ones. Toomey said: “The UBCO bikes have several advantages over cars when it comes to deliveries. They are faster through heavy traffic, parking isn’t an issue, they’re cheaper to run and more environmentally friendly. Our delivery teams safely deliver thousands of pizzas each week and we see the UBCO bikes as an important part of our fleet going forward.”

UBCO CEO, Timothy Allan said: “It’s pretty satisfying watching the bikes growing in use within the Domino’s fleet and replacing other traditional combustion vehicles. Our bikes are reducing Domino’s environmental footprint and at the same time, delivering quickly and more safely. It’s also exciting to work with such a progressive brand like Domino’s that innovate in all facets of their business”.