Electric vehicle maker Envirotech Vehicles Inc. of Osceola has selected DaVinci Innovations of Jonesboro as its first dealer in the state.
Envirotech CEO Phillip Oldridge said in a news release, "The days of going to dealerships to purchase vehicles continue to become less prevalent in the industry, and we are excited to see how DVI's entirely online system will help enhance buyer experience and make purchasing our heavy-duty, fully-electric vehicles more convenient and accessible across the state."
DVI was founded this year by owner Guy Pardew as Arkansas’ first commercial electric vehicle dealer. Buyers can view inventory and make purchases through its website, and vehicles will be shipped directly from the manufacturing facility to businesses.
"We are thrilled to be accommodating both the federal and state government's demand for electric vehicles," said Pardew said in the release that his company is pleased to be meeting the federal and state government’s demand for EVs.
"We are proud to be embracing a quick and efficient way for businesses to find and purchase vehicles that meet their needs without having to visit a dealership. This is a huge step forward in improving Arkansas's impact on the environment and helping companies embrace a greener alternative to commercial transportation," he said.