Amazon has recently initiated a groundbreaking all-electric global last-mile fleet program in India, marking a significant step towards sustainable delivery operations.
This program is designed to support Delivery Service Partners (DSPs) by providing them with access to custom-designed, environmentally friendly three-wheeler electric vehicles (EVs) for package deliveries. These vehicles are leased through a fleet management company and are equipped with advanced telematics and safety technology for efficient and secure deliveries.
The initiative is part of Amazon’s broader commitment to reducing carbon emissions and achieving net-zero carbon by 2040. As of now, Amazon has deployed over 6,000 electric vehicles across more than 400 cities in India. The company aims to expand this fleet to 10,000 EVs by 2025. The vehicles, such as the Mahindra Zor Grand, are capable of traveling up to 50 kmph and covering over 100 km on a single charge, enhancing the efficiency of last-mile deliveries.
In addition to the fleet expansion, Amazon has contributed $10 million to the C40 Cities’ Laneshift initiative, which focuses on transforming zero-emission freight shipping in major cities across Latin America and India, including Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Pune. This initiative is a testament to Amazon’s dedication to sustainable practices and its role in shaping the future of eco-friendly delivery solutions.