Flipkart to deploy over 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030

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Bangalore: Flipkart, the Walmart owned e-commerce company said that it will deploy over 25,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030.

The company said this is in line with its public commitment to transition to electric mobility across its city logistics fleet and help set up charging infrastructure around delivery hubs and offices to fast track EVs adoption in India.

Flipkart has already started deploying 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler electric vehicles in multiple locations for delivery across the country, including in Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and Pune, to name a few.

Flipkart’s electric fleet will include 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler vehicles designed and assembled in India, helping boost local innovation and economy.

It has partnered with electric vehicle manufacturers, including Hero Electric, Mahindra Electric and Piaggio. These manufactures will provide specific vehicles for Flipkart’s first and last-mile delivery fleet across the country.

Flipkart will also place requirements in service contracts, install charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain facilities, conduct awareness programs, and encourage delivery executives to use EVs.

“Electric mobility can benefit multiple ecosystem stakeholders, not just in e-commerce but in many other industries. 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,” said Amitesh Jha, SVP Ekart and Marketplace – Flipkart.

“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,” added Jha.

The company said it is strongly committed to environmental sustainability. It has adopted a proactive and holistic approach towards conducting its business responsibly with optimum usage of natural resources.

As part of Flipkart’s commitment to following sustainable business practices across its value chain, the company has been driving several other initiatives over the years. These include reducing single-use plastic packaging in the supply chain.

Flipkart’s waste management and energy efficiency practices, the increased use of renewable energy, and the recently achieved ISO 14001 certifications are all testament to its continuing efforts towards achieving sustainable operations.

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