Amazon starts worldwide program in India to use only electric vehicles for final deliveries
Amazon has a program in North America and Europe to use electric vehicles (EVs) to deliver packages. Now, they are starting this program in India with new EVs that they designed themselves. This makes it easy for their delivery partners to use clean and good-quality vehicles for the last part of the delivery.
The program is part of Amazon’s big plan to have no carbon footprint by 2040.
“We are committed to being net-zero carbon by 2040, and decarbonizing our delivery network is an important part of getting us to that goal,” said Abhinav Singh, VP of Operations, Amazon India.
“By launching the last mile fleet program with an all-electric fleet in India, we help our delivery service partners decarbonise with us – and we’re delighted that India is the first country where we can do this,” Singh added.
At first, they are using Mahindra Zor Grand three-wheeler EVs. These vehicles do not pollute the air at all, which is good for places with bad air quality.
They have a big box that can fit 170 cubic feet of packages and can carry 400kg of weight. They can easily do the daily deliveries. They can go up to 50 kmph on the roads and can go more than 100 kms without charging.
“With zero tailpipe emissions and reliability at the core, our Mahindra Zor Grand will not only enhance cargo delivery efficiency but also contribute to improved air quality and lower driver fatigue,” said Suman Mishra, MD, and CEO of Mahindra Last Mile Mobility.
With help from Mahindra Electric and other companies that make vehicles, Amazon has used more than 6,000 electric vehicles to deliver packages in more than 400 cities in India. They want to have 10,000 electric vehicles in their India fleet by 2025.