Amazon India and Mahindra Electric on Tuesday introduced a partnership underneath which the e-commerce main has deployed the latter’s electric vehicles in its delivery network as a part of a dedication in the direction of strengthening electric mobility in the nation. Under the partnership, Amazon India has deployed near hundred Mahindra Treo Zor EVs in seven main cities, the businesses stated in a joint assertion.
The cities the place the electric three-wheeler, Mahindra Treo Zor have been deployed up to now embrace Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.
These have been deployed with Amazon India’s network of delivery service companions, it added.
In 2020, Amazon India had introduced that its fleet of delivery vehicles will embrace 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 in India.
These EVs are in addition to the worldwide dedication of 1,00,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030 introduced in the Climate Pledge signed by Amazon.
“This partnership with Mahindra Electric is an important step towards India’s progress in the e-mobility industry to achieve its environmental sustainability goals,” Amazon India stated.
Commenting on the partnership, Amazon APAC, MENA & LATAM, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations Akhil Saxena stated, the corporate is dedicated to constructing a provide chain that may decrease the environmental affect of our operations.
“The expansion of our Electric Vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone in our journey to become a sustainability leader in the industry,” he stated.
Saxena additional stated, “we continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders, and this partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament of our commitment.”
Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd Managing Director and CEO Mahesh Babu stated, “We believe this will redefine India’s logistics and last-mile delivery needs and at the same time help Mahindra and Amazon to achieve our sustainability goals.”
Treo Zor provides a novel buyer worth proposition with best-in-industry energy of 8 kW, and highest-in-class payload of 550 kg, he added.
“We are happy that this made-in-India electric cargo will contribute towards Amazon’s delivery partner fleet transformation towards EVs in the country,” Babu added.
The success of the Treo vary of three-wheelers has proved that electric vehicles in the final mile phase is a win-win answer for our clients in addition to the bigger society, he stated.
Mahindra Treo Zor was launched in October 2020 and is powered by a complicated Lithium-ion Battery.
Amazon rival, Flipkart too has introduced transitioning fully to the utilization of electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030 as a part of its sustainability efforts.
In August final 12 months, the Walmart-owned firm had dedicated to a phased integration of electric vehicles into the whole fleet (straight owned or leased company fleets) by 2030.
Flipkart has already deployed EVs in Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Bhubaneswar, Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Lucknow.