DARWYN Commences Deliveries for Supply of E-Scooters for Vaccine Last Mile Delivery

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The company said it is the first Indian startup to achieve 84 per cent localization by number of parts and making a truly MADE IN INDIA electric vehicle

DARWYN plans to make the e-vehicles available in Indian cities like Bangalore, Pune, Lucknow, Goa, Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bhopal, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Nainital and Nagpur in phase 1 ending April 2021. And in tier 2 & 3 cities by August 2021 followed by the required service in over 24 cities to keep the vehicles running in optimum condition till the vaccination drive ends.

“The team has been facing a lot of questions regarding the investment in the supply chain for the immunization drive, and can we afford it? DARWYN has hence partnered with BAMIYAN for leasing of these vehicles,” said Imran Afridi, CEO, BAMIYAN.

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He added, “The Anganwadi worker has been the backbone of our medical system and we are pleased to partner with DARWYN to provide these vehicles on lease to them, small and large vaccine centres, national laboratory and medical chains along with various state and national government agencies, they will not have to invest in the infrastructure, we will provide the vehicles to them on a monthly lease basis and they can also opt to own the vehicle at the end of the lease period.”

The vehicles come with a full metal body. The vehicle and batteries, as the company mentioned, are made in India with DARWYN becoming the first Indian startup to achieve 84 per cent localization by number of parts and making a truly MADE IN INDIA electric vehicle.

Rahul Gonsalves, founder & CEO, DARWYN, said, “India’s logistics supply chain has been broken and the pandemic has shown proof that the healthcare system is no better, we have been focussed on helping businesses electrify their fleet and in the process our fleet has completed a cumulative 200,000 KM on road. We are confident our product will help reduce the time of the immunization drive by 30% and reduce costs by 60-70% for last mile deliveries of the vaccine.”

This DARWYN Scooter can be charged on any wall socket in 45 minutes and has been manufactured keeping in sync robust reliability and utility and has been largely adopted across food delivery, eCommerce, medicine delivery and courier industries. The Vehicle is powered by a hub motor and a Fast charge capable fully MADE IN INDIA battery. The company has setup its manufacturing facility in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and has allocated 40% of the capacity to the immunization drive in spite of pressure from commercial clients to scale Deliveries.

The company has also partnered with cold chain experts and is further working with new and upcoming cold chain logistics service providers both from the legacy companies as well as startups and will gradually grow its fleet to 6000 scooters working in immunization until Q4 2021.

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