The Indian arm of the e-commerce giant Amazon has signed a contract with Mahindra Electric for local eco-friendly vehicles. Amazon’s fleet will get delivery of 10,000 electric cars by 2025. This announcement comes in addition to the commitment of 10,000 EVs that Amazon plans to add globally by 2030. The delivery is based on September 2019 Signatory Climate Pledge made by Jeff Bezo’s to eliminate carbon emissions, which states that the company will be net-zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses.
Having acquired Mahindra’s Treo Zor, Amazon has already deployed the Electric three-wheelers in seven cities including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow, with its network of delivery service partners.
Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations of Amazon told that Amazon is committed to building a supply chain minimizing the environmental impact of their operations. The expansion marks a crucial milestone in Amazon’s journey to become a sustainability leader in the industry.
He added that Amazon would continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles to ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders. Adding a remark that the partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament to their commitment.
Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport and Highways, and the Minister of Enterprises commented that clean mobility, powered by clean energy, is an essential element to prevent climate change. The partnership between Amazon India and Mahindra Electric is a welcome step towards India’s significant e-mobility industry progress.
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The role of automakers and e-commerce companies to achieve our environmental sustainability goals is the highlight here. The minister also added that the government’s efforts towards adopting electric vehicles will help more companies adopt e-mobility. He also said that these steps would enable India to take a global leadership position in advanced mobility solutions.
Managing director and CEO of Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd., Mr. Mahesh Babu quoted, this will redefine India’s logistics needs and at the same time help to achieve sustainability goals.
Few years of significant progress in the Indian e-mobility industry has led to advanced technology components. The ‘Made in India” EV’s project is backed up by the government with awareness campaigns such as “Go Electric”. These electric vehicles in Amazon India’s fleet will compliments the ‘Make in India’ EVs for a sustainable AtmaNirbhar Bharat.
The government’s encouragement towards EV adoption has aided the e-retailer to draw its vision for EV in the country.