Amazon India picks Mahindra for its electric mobility

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Mumbai: Amazon India has partnered with Mahindra Electric for its electric mobility plan in India. The e-commerce company will deploy around 100 Mahindra Treo Zor (three-wheeler cargo) electric vehicles (EVs) in seven major Indian cities.

Last year, Amazon India had announced that it will include 10,000 EVs by 2025 in India. These EVs, according to the company are further to its global commitment of 100,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030 announced in the Climate Pledge.

Amazon was among the first companies to sign the Climate Pledge in 2019. Its partnership with Mahindra Electric is one more step to that commitment and achieving its environmental sustainability goals.

Amazon India’s network of Delivery Service Partners has deployed Mahindra Treo Zor vehicles in seven cities. That includes Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.

“The partnership between Amazon India and Mahindra Electric is a welcome step, reaffirming India’s significant progress in the e-mobility industry. It highlights the role of automakers and e-commerce companies to achieve our environmental sustainability goals,” said Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

“The expansion of our Electric Vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone in our journey to become a sustainability leader in the industry,” said Akhil Saxena, VP -Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM – Amazon.

“We continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders. And this partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament of our commitment,” said Saxena.

In September 2019, Amazon became the first signatory of the Climate Pledge. As part of its pledge, the company’s goal is to be net zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses. Amazon’s timeline is a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal of 2050.

Amazon has agreed to decarbonise on a faster time horizon as part of its Climate Pledge. The signatories will play a critical role in stimulating investment in the development of low-carbon products and services that will be required to help companies meet the pledge.

In support of the Climate Pledge commitment to be net-zero carbon by 2040, 10,000 Amazon custom electric delivery vehicles will be on the road delivering to customers worldwide as early as 2022 and all 100,000 by 2030.

“We are proud to partner with Amazon in deploying Mahindra Treo Zor EV in their delivery partners’ fleet. We believe, this will redefine India’s logistics and last-mile delivery needs and at the same time help Mahindra and Amazon to achieve our sustainability goals,” said Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd.

“Treo Zor offers a unique customer value proposition with best-in-industry power of 8 kW, and highest-in-class payload of 550 kg. We are happy that this made-in-India electric cargo will contribute towards Amazon’s delivery partner fleet transformation towards EVs in the country,” added Babu.

Launched in October 2020, the Mahindra Treo Zor runs on an advanced Lithium-ion battery. And offers easy charging and making it easy for delivery partners to charge the vehicles in various locations. Mahindra Treo Zor vehicles are designed and developed in India.

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