- The company will deploy locally manufactured electric vehicles that will include 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler vehicles.
- Flipkart will also place requirements in service contracts, installing charging stations, conducting awareness programs for delivery partners to use electric vehicles.
- It has already started deploying two-wheelers and three-wheelers in some cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Pune, others.
Walmart-owned ecommerce company Flipkart, on Wednesday, said that it deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles including two-wheelers, three-wheelers, and four-wheelers in its supply chain by the year 2030.
The company has already started deploying two-wheelers and three-wheelers electric vehicles in some metro cities including Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati, Pune, and others.
The announcement comes when the company is pushing towards the adoption of electric vehicle usage in its city logistics fleet and help set up charging infrastructure around delivery hubs and offices to fast-track the adoption of EVs in India.
Flipkart said in a statement that it will also place requirements in service contracts, installing charging stations across 1400 warehouses, conduct awareness programs, and will encourage delivery partners to use electric vehicles.
The company will include locally manufactured electric vehicles in its fleet to boost local innovation and the country’s economy, the statement said.
“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,” said Amitesh Jha Sr Vice President, Ekart, MarketPlace.
“Flipkart is strongly committed to environmental sustainability and has adopted a proactive and holistic approach towards conducting its business responsibly with optimum usage of natural resources,” he added.
The company has already deployed some electric vehicles including Hero Electric’s Nyx Series, Treo Zor from Mahindra Electric, and Ape’ E Xtra FX from Piaggio in its delivery fleet.
Recently, Amazon India has also partnered with Mahindra Electric to deploy electric vehicles in its delivery network. The company has already deployed Mahindra’s Treo Zor electric vehicle in cities including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow.