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May 29, 2023

California electric-truck drive draws startups building charging networks

Zeem is pioneering a subscription-style approach that provides everything vehicle fleets need to transition to the zero-emission future, including commercial EV leases.

April 26, 2023

ABCs and 123s of charging infrastructure

Fleet operators are asking how to electrify. They wonder where the power will come from, which gear they’ll need to bring plug-ins to their facilities, and about go-to vendors to help.

April 19, 2023

Grabbing the prime real estate for electric truck charging hubs

Charging-as-a-service is a hot business proposition these days, and for good reason. Electrifying a vehicle fleet is a complex undertaking that requires specialized skills...

April 12, 2023

Fleets and utility cooperation is imperative

Fleet electrification is not going to take place without cooperation between fleets and utilities. It is up to fleets to make the first overture and the sooner they do so the smoother the process is likely to go.

March 30, 2023

Zero emissions as a service, meal kit logistics and trucker fitness

Zeem Solutions’ goal is to electrify fleets through its zero-emissions-as-a-service model. Don Peer joins us to talk about how Zeem plans to be a single-source solution for leasing, servicing, parking, charging and energy storage using zero-emission commercial vehicles for a price less than the cost of your diesel or gas operations.

March 6, 2023

Los Angeles rideshare provider Kaptyn uses Zeem’s fleet-as-a-service solution

Kaptyn operates a rideshare fleet of Tesla Model Ys in Los Angeles. Since November 2022, the company has been using a fleet-as-a-service solution provided by Zeem Solutions. Kaptyn’s vehicles reside at Zeem’s depot near LAX, and Zeem acts as an extension of Kaptyn’s fleet operations team by managing on-site charging, parking, security, scheduled maintenance and cleaning.

February 21, 2023

Kaptyn using Zeem Solutions fleet-as-a-service offering

With its fully operational and well-staffed EV depot, Zeem Solutions acts as an extension of Kaptyn’s fleet operations team by managing on-site charging, parking, security, scheduled maintenance and cleaning for every Model Y domiciled at Zeem Solutions’ depot, located within a mile of LAX airport.

February 13, 2023

Rates and Lanes Podcast

Don Peer VP of sales with Zeem Solutions joins Rates and Lanes podcast to tell share Zeem Solutions' innovative options they have to offer.

January 18, 2023

How a fleet-as-a-service model will propel electrification

We give (fleets) a way to incrementally get into EVs and learn as they go without a huge capital outlay,” said Bruce Shalett, Zeem Solution’s president and co-founder, back in Zeem’s LAX office two blocks from the future charging site. “It's literally everything you would need if it was at your own site. We just do it remotely for you.

January 12, 2023

Zeem Solutions makes alternative for commercial fleets to electrify

Commercial fleets are under pressure by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) to transition to zero emissions. So enter Zeem Solutions. Their LA-based depot is a one-stop shop for everything EV. Zeem provides a monthly flat fee for leasing, servicing, parking, charging, and energy storage using zero emission commercial vehicles.

January 7, 2023

Kuehne+Nagel uses Zeem Solutions’s electric-trucks-as-a-service model

Under this innovative operational model developed by Zeem Solutions, Kuehne+Nagel fleet drivers arrive at Zeem’s Los Angeles EV depot, park their personal cars, and drive away with a fully charged medium- or heavy-duty electric vehicle to run their routes, taking advantage of driver amenities, regular maintenance, and secure overnight vehicle parking, which are all included in a flat monthly fee.

December 14, 2022

Building a connected charging ecosystem

The CaaS model has become more and more popular, with several companies entering the fray — Alphastruxure, Zeem Solutions, ChargePoint, and EV Connect to name a few. These providers could help more and more fleets make the switch to zero-emission vehicles, speeding up a national movement towards EVs.

December 13, 2022

Kuehne+Nagel deploys EVs in new fleet-as-a-service offering path to fleet electrification

Zeem Solutions, a zero-emission “fleet-as-a-service” provider, announced a partnership with global logistics firm Kuehne+Nagel to deploy electric box trucks for air cargo freight forwarding. Zeem's operational model provides commercial battery-electric vehicles and charging solutions for shippers interested in zero-emission pickup and delivery at Los Angeles’ LAX airport and elsewhere.

December 9, 2022

Zeem’s electric FaaS helps fleet meet customers’ zero-emission needs

Air cargo freight forwarding fleet Kuehne+Nagel is finding early success using Zeem Solutions’ zero-emission electric vehicle fleet-as-a-service in Southern California. The international logistics company is operating Zeem electric box trucks as part of its sustainable airport corridor initiative, which uses commercial battery-electric vehicles and charging solutions for shippers interested in zero-emission pickup and delivery at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

December 5, 2022

Highway EV charging will need a ton of power — sooner than you think

A new report warns that EV charging along Northeast highways will require sports-stadium levels of grid power by 2030. Where are the plans to supply it?

November 18, 2022

New York program awards $18M for electric truck deployments

Calstart’s Freight Electrification-as-a-Service for Transformation (FEaST) will spread out the cost of electrification for fleets to achieve an affordable way of electrifying truck fleets in cities. FEaST will include ten Class 8 electric trucks deployed by Anheuser-Busch from its Hunts Point depot in the Bronx, New York, with trucks and chargers financed by Zeem Solutions.

November 2, 2022

Zeem Solutions signs purchase order for 100 zero-emissions Nikola Tre battery-electric trucks

Zeem Solutions is pioneering a new way for fleets to adopt battery-electric commercial vehicles by providing the vehicles, charging, parking and maintenance with maximum availability and minimal capital investment," said Nikola President, Commercial Pablo Koziner.

October 24, 2022

Fleets facing challenges with upcoming ACF rule find alternative to EV ownership

Zeem Solutions’ FaaS model provides a cushion for fleets planning for ACF compliance, giving them operational experience and the benefit of reserving these vehicles before all have been committed to operators who are moving quickly to secure EVs.

September 27, 2022

Transportation-as-a-service startups are booming in SoCal

Businesses in Southern California that can’t afford to invest in purchasing electric vehicles can find a low-risk transition to electric vehicles and reduce emissions with EV fleet-as-a-service companies.

September 15, 2022

Wireless truck charging 'cheaper and safer' than plugging in

Zeem Solutions CEO Paul Gioupis, whose California-based company leases electric vans and trucks from Class 2b through Class 8, also thinks wireless charging is a good fit for tractor-trailers. “We're in the middle of these use cases,” said Gioupis, whose EV lineup includes the Volvo VNR Electric. “We have these big tractors. They have to back into these big terminals and so what happens now is, ‘Where are you going to position a piece of [charging] hardware where they get a plug and plug in?

September 15, 2022

Small fleets turn to fleet-as-a-service provider to begin electric journey

Zeem Solutions is helping small fleets get into EVs without investing in the infrastructure and higher buy-ins for zero-emission equipment and logistics. California’s BMC Transport recently added four trucks to its small fleet using Zeem’s FaaS solution.

August 31, 2022

Where Zeem fits into the trucking and drayage industry

Host Gabrielle Bejarano sits down with Paul Gioupis, CEO of Zeem Solutions. The two discuss how Gioupis got into the trucking industry, as well as where Zeem fits into the trucking and drayage industry as a whole.

July 15, 2022

Inglewood’s Zeem lands $50 million to expand EV fleet operation

Zeem is looking to expand its operations using a $50 million capital commitment from infrastructure and energy investor Arclight Capital Partners LLC. The investment firm has a track record of investing in businesses and assets that contribute to a decarbonized future. Zeem co-founder and CEO Paul Gioupis said many businesses would like to use EVs but are deterred by up-front costs and the time it takes to make the switch to an emissions-free fleet.

July 12, 2022

Startup takes the guesswork out of fleet electrification

For a flat monthly fee, Zeem provides fleet managers with electric trucks, cargo vans, transit shuttles and other vehicles according to their needs, along with a facility that includes fast-charging stations, parking and a break room for drivers. Including EV charging, maintenance and insurance along with the cost of leasing the vehicles, Zeem calculates that its flat-fee system is less than the cost of owning a gas or diesel fleet.

July 4, 2022

Turnkey EV transport hub opens

Zeem Solutions is doing something different when it comes to electric vehicles. It is providing a complete product of vehicles, chargers and associated services, such as maintenance and parking. “We are the first group that is doing this with actual chargers in the ground, with a meaningful fleet and customers that are utilizing the services today,” said Paul Gioupis, co-founder and chief executive officer of the Inglewood-based company.

April 28, 2022

Electric truck leasing is open for business in the heart of L.A.

The commercial backstreets surrounding LAX, the world’s third-busiest airport, host many a truck yard. But only one of these sites is full of heavy-duty vehicles that move silently and without emissions. The electric trucks all belong to Zeem, which plans to lease them to businesses that operate small and midsized fleets. Zeem activated its first six direct-current fast chargers this week and can support 65 vehicles per day rotating through for a full charge.

February 4, 2022

6 projects to split $6.75M through SCAG’s last-mile freight program

The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is awarding grants totaling $6.75 million to six projects across the region designed to promote clean transportation and reduce harmful emissions during last-mile freight and delivery operations.

April 7, 2021

Ørsted Announces Innovative Electric Truck Initiative to Improve Air Quality in communities surrounding the Port of Newark

Today, Ørsted announced it will partner with Zeem Solutions, to enable the rollout of 50 electric drayage trucks, associated vehicle infrastructure and mobility training programs for area residents at the Port of Newark. The $11 million partnership is a part of Ørsted’s Ocean Wind 2 bid that is being considered by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.