Amazon India inks deal with EV startups to expand delivery fleet

Amazon India inks deal with EV startups to expand delivery fleet

Amazon India has confirmed its goal towards the electrification of its delivery fleet in a bid to reduce dependence on non-renewable sources at the time of announcing its alliance with Mahindra Electric to add more electric vehicles to the company’s delivery fleet.

Amazon has confirmed that Hero Electric, along with start-ups like EVage, are engaging with their firm to expand its fleet of electric automobiles, with a goal to facilitate sustainable delivery of customer orders. Notably, Amazon India’s delivery service partners are already using electric vehicles (EVs) in different formats across 20 cities in India. These include Hyderabad, Nagpur, Indore, Bhopal, and Coimbatore.

According to reliable news sources, Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister of MSME, Road Transport and Highways, Government of India, congratulated the e-commerce entity for becoming the first company to sign the Climate Pledge by committing to net zero carbon across the business, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.

He mentioned that the alliance between Amazon and Indian OEMs like Hero Electric, Mahindra Electric, and EVage reaffirms India’s rapid progress in the e-mobile sector.

Seemingly, the collaborative measure strengthens Amazon India’s goal to include 10,000 electric vehicles as a part of its delivery system by 2025. These vehicles form a part of the firm’s global commitment of 100,000 EVs in its delivery fleet by 2030 as announced in the Climate Pledge signed by Amazon.

For the record, Amazon’s Delivery Service Partner fleet in India of EVs now comprises two-wheeler, three-wheeler, and four-wheeler vehicle variants. These have been designed and developed in India and are likely to be deployed across the firm’s wide delivery partner network.

It is worth mentioning that Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in the year 2019, a commitment to meet the Paris Agreement 10 years in advance and be net-zero carbon by 2040.