The iFood electric motorcycle in detail: exclusive, less polluting and more affordable

iFood's electric motorcycle arrives for the company's delivery partners with a discount, easy financing and generates savings, on average, of 70% in maintenance and running-in costs

The innovation in sustainable mode, implemented in São Paulo, will feature 100 battery stations at Ipiranga gas stations

When was the iFood electric motorcycle launched?

São Paulo, May 2022

iFood announces the official release of the first electric motorcycle, the EVS Work iFood. In this way, aimed at couriers in Brazil as a new mobility option that brings savings, on average, of 70% to partners. Furthermore, it is also a less polluting solution.

How was the iFood electric motorcycle developed?

The project was developed by iFood, together with several partners over the last year. The objective was to provide an accessible solution with all the necessary structure for its operation.

The partnership with the motorcycle manufacturer allowed couriers to receive a different price that is lower than that practiced in the market: R$ 9,999.90. The implemented sustainable modal solution will be continually improved for future expansion to other cities.

O BV bank and the Ipiranga also participate in the project to offer this more economical and sustainable mobility solution for delivery people.

Meanwhile, iFood and BV bank formalized a partnership offering access to a financing line with different conditions to enable the acquisition of electric motorcycles.

In addition, BV offers a subsidy of R$ 2 thousand for the first 300 motorcycles that are financed – subject to credit and user approval.

“Our initiative is based on thinking about advantages for the delivery person and the environment. It is extremely important that companies with common purposes promote sustainability in business and the ecosystem. This type of union, in fact, makes the changes necessary for a better society possible.” André Borges, head of sustainability at iFood. 

“We were pioneers among Brazilian banks in offsetting 100% of CO2 emissions from our financed fleet and now, with this important partnership with iFood, we want to make this alternative viable for delivery people, which brings a great contribution to the environment and greater peace of mind for their financial lives. Sustainable innovation, for example, is something that BV will increasingly bring to the vehicle market”, says Flávio Suchek, executive director of Retail at BV bank.

How does the iFood electric motorbike work?

To the new electric motorcycles EVS Work iFood can work with the battery exchange system, distributed at Ipiranga stations in the city of São Paulo. In this way, optimizing the time and usability of the item in a comprehensive refill system.

However, the project is being implemented on a pilot basis in São Paulo. Therefore, in this first phase, 100 quick battery change stations will be installed in neighborhoods such as Lapa, República Consolação, Pinheiros, Jardins, Paulista, Aclimação, Paulista, Moema, Itaim Bibi, among others.

In this concept, the user does not own the battery, he uses it as a service (Battery as a Service) in a network of quick change stations. Finally, to date, Ipiranga already has 33 exchange stations in 19 stations in the capital of São Paulo.

“This is just the beginning of an effective change in the delivery segment. There are more than 200 thousand active delivery people on our platform, this is an opportunity to have access to a lower-cost, more economical electric motorcycle, generating an effective impact on reducing carbon emissions in the environment”, highlights Claudia Storch, director of iFood logistics.

Benefits of the iFood electric motorcycle

There are two major benefits from iFood's electric motorcycle: the platform's delivery people and the planet. 

For partners, the sustainable vehicle considerably reduces fuel and maintenance costs. Because it is electric, delivery drivers will save around 60% to supply the mode. 

As for the environment, iFood's electric motorcycle will prevent the release of more than 30 thousand tons of CO2 into the atmosphere per year.

Along with the iFood Pedal, iFood's objective is to ensure that 50% of deliveries are made by vehicles that do not use fossil fuels, by 2025.


After carrying out tests in the city of São Paulo with 30 delivery people from the platform, it was verified that the exchange of a combustion mode for an electric one generates a real reduction in costs for making deliveries.

For example, a delivery person who travels 3,000 km per month has a monthly fuel cost of around R$610 (considering R$7.10 per liter). Thus, with the electric motorcycle, this cost becomes a fixed value, taking into account the battery exchange system developed in this project, generating savings of more than 60% for the delivery person in fuel alone.

Furthermore, considering vehicle maintenance, the monthly amount spent on the motorcycle drops, on average, to 70%.

“A motorcycle that has no relationship [chain, pinion and crown], has no oil, no filter, no spark plug and no gasoline? There's no way a deal like this could be bad. I save money with this bike, compared to the one I had, a 70% or even an 80%”, Bruno dos Santos, delivery man.


The shared battery system is an option for delivery people so they don't have to worry about recharging. As a result, subscription plans will be available ranging from R$ 129.00 per month for those traveling up to 2,000 km to R$ 319.00 for unlimited mileage and exchanges.

This way, delivery drivers can exchange discharged batteries for charged ones quickly and simply. However, the bike also comes with a battery charger that allows you to recharge at any outlet.

Finally, the autonomy of the motorcycle with two batteries is 100 to 180 kilometers, which ensures wide circulation. Furthermore, delivery drivers do not need to worry about charging interruptions when using battery exchange points, which are located at several Ipiranga stations in São Paulo.


The iFood initiative also seeks to increasingly encourage the use of non-polluting modes when traveling around cities.

“We want to show that it is now a reality to travel within urban centers with vehicles that generate low impact on the environment”, highlights Borges.

Finally, as part of the objective of making carbon neutral operations, iFood is constantly looking for solutions for delivery. In addition, it has the support of the iFood electric motorcycle, and the implementation of the iFood Pedal, a project with accessible plans for the use of regular and electric bicycles in deliveries.

“Our goal is to ensure that 50% of iFood deliveries are made by vehicles that do not use fossil fuels, by 2025. It is a win for the delivery person, the environment and society as a whole”, says André.


  • 100 to 180 kilometers with two batteries
  • Up to 85 km/h – restricted for greater autonomy
  • 2 year warranty
  • Value of the iFood/Voltz motorcycle – R$ 9,999.90

How to buy the iFood electric motorcycle?

First of all, it is important to highlight that delivery partners have discounts and special conditions for purchasing the iFood electric motorcycle. 

The purchase of the vehicle can be done through Voltz website, however, the delivery person must be registered on the platform for at least 3 months. 

Furthermore, you must have at least 1,767 routes and receive more than 92.64% of likes from customers.

How does iFood electric motorcycle maintenance work?

The Voltz website offers a technical assistance specific for electric motorcycle. This way, you can find workshops for maintenance or speak directly to support. 

With the electric motorcycle, the expectation is to reduce maintenance costs by at least 70% compared to traditional vehicles.

About iFood

iFood, a reference in online food delivery in Latin America, has 60 million monthly orders. Having been on the market for ten years, the Brazilian company is also present in Colombia. It works together with partners with initiatives that bring together business intelligence and management solutions for the approximately 270 thousand restaurants registered in more than a thousand cities throughout Brazil. iFood has important investors, such as Movile, a global leader in mobile marketplaces, and Just Eat, one of the largest online ordering companies in the world. Recently launching iFood News, an iFood news portal that promotes current topics such as the New Economy and content about business curiosities, partners' success stories in addition to addressing trends and innovation in the segment.


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