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Flipkart to deploy more than 25,000 Electric Vehicles in India
Flipkart have announced that they will deploy more than 25,000 Electric Vehicles in India by 2030. Building on their commitment to transition their logistics fleet to electric vehicles Flipkart have already started deploying 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler electric vehicles in multiple locations for delivery across the country.
According to Flipkart, their electric fleet will include 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler vehicles designed and assembled in India, helping boost local innovation and economy. Flipkart has partnered with Hero Electric, Mahindra Electric and Piaggio, for specific vehicles to be deployed for its first and last-mile delivery fleet across the country. Flipkart will also place requirements in service contracts, install charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain facilities, conduct awareness programs, and encourage delivery executives to use EVs.
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The announcement on Flipkart’s EV commitment came just a day after Amazon announced they were partnering with Mahindra Electric to introduce a fleet of of 10,000 Electric Vehicles in India by 2025.
“Electric mobility can benefit multiple ecosystem stakeholders, not just in e-commerce but in many other industries. Electrification of the logistics fleet is a key part of Flipkart’s larger sustainability goal and in line with our commitment to the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative. In this journey of making our logistics fleet completely electric by 2030, we will collaborate and work with leading local players to procure and deploy Electric Vehicles while supporting the required infrastructure growth. We understand the relevance of electric mobility in achieving both business and sustainability goals and are committed to paving the way for greater adoption of EVs across the country.”
– Amitesh Jha, SVP Ekart and Marketplace