Amazon Has Over 6K EVs In Its India Delivery Fleet
NEW DELHI, (IANS) – Amazon on August 28 announced that it has more than 6,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its India delivery fleet, making deliveries in more than 400 cities.
The company said it is committed to deploying 10,000 EVs in India by 2025.
To transform its network at scale and speed, the tech giant has partnered with local original equipment manufacturers in India, including small and medium businesses, and startups, to create innovative mobility solutions.
The company worked with Altigreen, a Bengaluru-based commercial EV maker, to custom-build the first 177 cubic feet, 100-kilometer range, three-wheeler EV, which has been able to replace diesel vans with similar container capacity and range running in its network.
For Amazon, Tata Motors tailored the 210 cubic feet, more-than-120-kilometer range Tata Ace four-wheeler EVs that operate at a significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional diesel vans in Amazon’s delivery network.
Over the last few years, Amazon has helped to deploy electric vehicles, charging stations, and financing services with key industry players, including Eicher Trucks and Buses, Altigreen, Mahindra Electric, TATA Motors, TVS, Magenta Mobility, Sun Mobility, and more.
Moreover, the company said it is committed to leveraging technologies such as low-carbon fuels, embracing energy-efficient innovations, and investing in renewable energy projects to reduce emissions from electricity generation.
The company is also committed to decarbonizing trucking in its middle-mile and last-mile operations by piloting scalable carbon reduction technologies, as well as teaming up with energy infrastructure and financing companies to help create bundled solutions for transporters looking to switch to electric trucks.