Amazon India on Tuesday said it has partnered with Mahindra Electric to strengthen its commitment to electric mobility in the country, as it looks to add 10,000 electric vehicles to its local delivery fleet by 2025.
According to the e-commerce major, Mahindra’s Treo Zor a three-wheeled vehicle powered by a lithium-ion battery has been deployed in seven cities–Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow–so far, with Amazon India’s network of delivery service partners.
These are in addition to Amazon.com Inc.’s commitment to having 100,000 electric vehicles (EVs) in its global delivery fleet by 2030. Rival Flipkart, last year, pledged that it will convert its entire delivery fleet in India to electric by 2030.
“The partnership between Amazon India and Mahindra Electric is a welcome step which reaffirms India’s significant progress in the e-mobility industry and highlights the role of auto-makers and e-commerce companies to achieve our environmental sustainability goals. We are confident that the government’s efforts to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the country and steps were taken towards setting up infrastructure backed by policy measures will help more companies adopt e-mobility,” said Nitin Gadkari, Union minister of road transport and highways.
Mahindra Electric Mobility Ltd, part of India’s hotels-to-vehicles conglomerate Mahindra Group, offers a range of electric vehicles such as rickshaws, sedans as well as passenger and cargo vans.
It was not immediately clear how many electric vehicles made by Mahindra Electric would be a part of the 10,000 vehicles.
In September 2019, Amazon became one of the first signatories of the Climate Pledge, which states that the company will be net-zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses.