Bengaluru. In a global first, Amazon on Tuesday launched a last-mile fleet program in India with 100 per cent electric vehicles (EVs), helping over 300 delivery service partners (DSPs) make customer deliveries with zero tailpipe emissions. Will do.
After working effectively in North America and Europe, Amazon’s Fleet Program is launching for the first time in India with fully custom-designed EVs, enabling DSPs to provide safe, high-quality last mile delivery. Access to zero-emission vehicles will become convenient.
The last-mile fleet program is part of Amazon’s global goal to reach net-zero carbon by 2040.
“We are committed to becoming net-zero carbon by 2040, and decarbonizing our delivery network is a critical part of getting us to that goal,” said Abhinav Singh, VP of Operations, Amazon India.
“By launching the Last Mile Fleet Program in India, we help our delivery service partners decarbonize with us and we are pleased that India is the first country where we are able to do so,” Singh said.
In the initial phase of the program, the company has introduced Mahindra Zor Grand three-wheeler EV. Its electric powertrain produces no emissions, making it ideal for areas with poor air quality.
Featuring a delivery box of 170 cubic feet and 400 kg payload capacity, it can handle daily shipments with ease.
This electric vehicle can run on the roads at a speed of 50 km per hour, and can travel more than 100 km on a single charge.
Suman Mishra, MD & CEO, Mahindra Last Mile Mobility, said, “With zero tailpipe emissions and reliability, our Mahindra Zor Grand will not only enhance cargo delivery efficiency but also contribute to improving air quality and reducing driver fatigue “
With the support of Mahindra Electric and other automakers, Amazon has deployed more than 6,000 electric vehicles to make package deliveries in more than 400 cities across the country.
The company is on track to achieve its target of having 10,000 electric vehicles in its Indian fleet by 2025.
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