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By Nikki Cabus

Archer Aviation and Atlantic Aviation Align to Pursue Development of Electric Aircraft Infrastructure in South Florida and Across the US

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Archer Aviation Inc. (NYSE: ACHR) and Atlantic Aviation announced the recent signing of an MOU focused on establishing sites for electric aircraft operations in mulitiple metropolitan areas including South Florida.

Archer Aviation is designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for use in urban air mobility networks. Archer’s mission is to unlock the skies, freeing everyone to reimagine how they move and spend time. Although Archer’s team is based in Santa Clara, CA, they have close ties to the South Florida region.

Atlantic Aviation offers customers more than 100 Fixed Base Operations (FBO) locations across North America – and includes locations in Hawaii and the Caribbean. Atlantic Aviation’s facilities each provide a full suite of critical services to the business aviation sector covering a wide range of aircraft ground handling and corporate flight support, including fueling and line services, ground transportation, catering, hangar, deicing, and ramp space.

Archer and Atlantic Aviation plan to electrify several of Atlantic Aviation’s existing aviation assets to support future electric aircraft operations, including Archer’s Midnight air taxi, at Atlantic Aviation locations across four key launch markets: Los Angeles,  New York City,  Northern California and South Florida.

The companies plan to leverage the parties’ existing relationships with BETA Technologies to install BETA’s interoperable rapid recharging systems. BETA’s chargers utilize the Combined Charging System (CCS) that was recently endorsed by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and is being utilized by several top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) across the industry.

Atlantic and Archer anticipate launch of service across these initial locations in 2025 and subsequent expansion of services to other locations across Atlantic Aviation’s significant portfolio as availability of Archer’s aircraft scales. Together, Archer and Atlantic Aviation will be leaders in defining the infrastructure experience for the electric aircraft industry, offering premium experiences for customers.

“We are excited to work with Atlantic to help electrify their vast portfolio of high-value aviation assets in America’s most congested cities including the New York, Los Angeles, Miami, and San Francisco markets,” said Nikhil Goel, Archer’s Chief Commercial Officer. “These initial eVTOL vertiport locations will provide a launching pad for future expansion across Atlantic’s portfolio and ensure that our Midnight aircraft has safe, centrally located landing facilities for our future passengers.”

John Redcay, Atlantic Aviation Chief Commercial and Sustainability Officer, said: “We are impressed with Archer’s technology and suite of world-class partners including United Airlines; we are excited to work together to electrify our aviation assets to enable quiet and sustainable urban air travel in cities across the U.S.”

Archer’s goal is to transform urban travel, replacing 60- to 90-minute commutes by car with estimated 10- to 20-minute electric air taxi flights that are safe, sustainable, low noise, and cost-competitive with ground transportation. Archer’s Midnight is a piloted, four-passenger aircraft designed to perform rapid back-to-back flights with minimal charge time in between flights.

By Nikki Cabus

Conservpros rebrands to Chargepros in effort to deepen impact in local market

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Conservpros, a Miami-based company and trusted name in energy efficiency, is proud to announce its rebranding to Chargepros.

This change is the result of a strategic multi-year transition, reflecting a renewed focus on the future of energy and transportation. Chargepros stands at the forefront of the electric vehicle (EV) charging industry, with a commitment to expanding its reach throughout the state and laying the groundwork for future national growth. This rebranding responds to a surging need, as the EV market is projected to grow to over 10 million EVs on the road by 2027, amidst currently limited infrastructure.


“Our team at Chargepros has led the way in South Florida, and now we aim to replicate this success on a larger scale” said the company’s founder and CEO, Ray Payano.

“As a leading force in Florida’s EV sector, Chargepros has solidified its reputation through successful partnerships with top industry players and a robust portfolio of thousands of EV charger installations. With industry projections showing millions of EVs on the roads in the coming years, the company is scaling up its operations to meet the escalating demand for accessible and reliable EV charging solutions.”

Almost a year ago, Ray was invited to speak alongside industry leaders at the Energy Influencers panel with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine-Cava, Florida Power & Light (FPL), and the City of Homestead. His vision was to bring electric vehicle chargers to every neighborhood in Miami-Dade and supporting the county in reaching their goals.

Today, Chargepros is Florida’s leading electric vehicle (EV) charging experts, offering full-service solutions that span from Miami to Orlando and every city in between.

With proven expertise in the energy industry, we offer a comprehensive one-stop shop for EV charging solutions, from sales and installation to maintenance and support. With over 10,000 satisfied customers, our mission is clear: to facilitate the transition to sustainable energy in every community across the state and beyond. Chargepros was born out of a mission to meet a growing market need with precision and foresight.

The company also recently announced the accomplishment of 200 positive Google reviews. Ray posted on social media stating, “This accomplishment isn’t just a number; it’s a testament to our unwavering commitment to excellence, customer satisfaction, and a greener future. Each review represents a story of trust, satisfaction, and a step towards a more sustainable world powered by electric vehicles.”

He continued,” A heartfelt thank you to our incredible customers and partners who have trusted us with their EV charging needs. Your feedback has not only helped us improve but has also fueled our passion to innovate and excel.”

Chargepros is set to deepen its impact in the local market, continuously innovating to offer superior customer experiences while anticipating the infrastructural needs of a sustainable future. The company envisions a progressive expansion, moving from a strong local presence to a significant state-wide reach, and eventually expand across the nation.

Ray thanked ChargePro loyal customers by saying, “Your unwavering support is the driving force behind this change, fueling our journey. To those who have yet to join us, we invite you to help us electrify the future together.”

To learn more about ChargePro, visit

By Nikki Cabus

Ryder Unveils First Market Offering of Combined Electric Vehicle & Charging Capabilities

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Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE: R) recently unveiled RyderElectric+TM as its new turnkey electric vehicle (EV) fleet solution. 

The new offering is the ultimate turnkey fleet solution that navigates the EV landscape for customers and provides electrification advisors, vehicles, charging, telematics, and maintenance all for one price, from one point of contact,  making it easier to navigate the complexity of deploying and operating light duty electric vehicles in their fleets.

Ryder System, Inc. is a leading logistics and transportation company providing supply chain, dedicated transportation, and fleet management solutions, including warehousing and distribution, e-commerce fulfillment, last-mile delivery, managed transportation, professional drivers, freight brokerage, full-service leasing, maintenance, commercial truck rental, and used vehicle sales to some of the world’s most-recognized brands. Ryder provides services throughout the United States, Mexico, and Canada.

In addition, Ryder manages nearly 260,000 commercial vehicles and operates approximately 300 warehouses encompassing more than 95 million square feet. Ryder is regularly recognized for its industry-leading practices in third-party logistics, technology-driven innovations, commercial vehicle maintenance, environmental stewardship, corporate social responsibility, world-class safety and security programs, military veteran recruitment initiatives, and the hiring of a diverse workforce.

During the Advanced Clean Transportation Expo, or “ACT Expo,” in Anaheim, Calif., Ryder introduced RyderElectric+ at its exhibit booth where attendees learned firsthand how the company is acting as an advocate for its customers and powering the future of transportation with a unique solution that simplifies adding EVs to any fleet. The expo is a 4- day fleet focused conference where companies discover the trends, infrastructure solutions, and technologies transforming clean commercial transportation.

“By combining our expertise, advisory services, and relationships with vehicle manufacturers and charging companies, as well as our integration with telematics providers, we help companies build and maintain an electric fleet that fits their needs,” says Karen Jones, Ryder CMO and head of new product innovation.“We aim to help make the integration of electric vehicles as seamless as possible by offering solutions that are streamlined through one provider at one cost.”

By partnering with customers throughout the full journey of fleet electrification, RyderElectric+ will serve as a centralized source for Ryder’s best-in-class fleet-management services in financing, facility infrastructure, charging, and maintenance for commercial EVs. This includes electrification advisors designed to help customers assess vehicle fit, estimate potential emission reduction and total cost impact, evaluate charging service requirements, provide guidance on availability of potential grants, and build out an EV transition roadmap.

The new solution also provides access to Ryder’s inventory of advanced vehicle technology that would include financing, warranty, and safety options, as well as the company’s national maintenance footprint, 24/7 emergency roadside assistance, on-the-road usage/telematics for fleet insights, and EV chargers at select Ryder locations.

“As demand and adoption of commercial EVs continues to accelerate across the transportation and logistics industries, this latest offering provides Ryder customers with an end-to-end solution for zero-emission commercial fleet management, deployment, fueling, and maintenance,” adds Carlo Rodriguez, Managing Director, Electric Vehicles at Ryder System, Inc. and group director for advanced vehicle technology for Ryder.

Ryder recently announced its plan to introduce 4,000 BrightDrop Zevo 600 and Zevo 400 electric vans to its lease and rental fleet through 2025. To date, Ryder’s current fleet and options of advance vehicle technology include Ford E-Transits, Navistar eMV, Lonestar EVs with Dana’s electric powertrain, and Freightliner MT50e, eM2, and eCascadia. Ryder also has Tesla Semi tractors reserved and continues to work with multiple OEM’s to provide new EV solutions to its customers.

As of December 1st, 2022, Ryder Supply Chain Solutions ranks No. 10 on the Transport Topics Top 100 list of the largest logistics companies in North America with a gross revenue of $6,500,000,000.

Archer Aviation and Atlantic Aviation Align to Pursue Development of Electric Aircraft Infrastructure in South Florida and Across the US
Conservpros rebrands to Chargepros in effort to deepen impact in local market
Ryder Unveils First Market Offering of Combined Electric Vehicle & Charging Capabilities