The e-commerce giant Amazon has initiated its worldwide last-mile delivery program using exclusively electric vehicles (EVs) in India, marking the first time the company has implemented this approach globally.
Amazon has initiated a program in India where it has introduced over 6,000 electric vehicles (EVs) for package delivery in more than 400 cities. This program, a first of its kind globally, allows Amazon’s Delivery Service Partners to lease custom-designed three-wheeler EVs through a fleet management service. These vehicles are tailored for safe and efficient delivery operations. The program also offers support for vehicle maintenance, charging, and parking, including advanced safety features. As the Diwali festival approaches, Amazon India plans to expand its fleet with additional electric three- and four-wheelers.
The company has partnered with Mahindra to incorporate their Zor Grand three-wheelers, which are equipped with enhancements for delivery purposes, including safety technologies and telematics for performance tracking. Amazon is committed to achieving net-zero carbon by 2040, with the electrification of its delivery fleet playing a crucial role in this endeavour.
Amazon India’s plan aims to include 10,000 EVs in its fleet by 2025, aligning with its global goal of integrating 100,000 electric vehicles by 2030 as part of its Climate Pledge. The company is exploring various collaborations to accelerate this transition to electric mobility. The Climate Pledge, co-founded by Amazon, has also pledged $10 million to the C40 Cities initiative, which will focus on developing sustainable, zero-emission freight solutions in major Latin American and Indian cities.