Amazon India has tied up with Mahindra Electric to add 10,000 electric vehicles in its local delivery fleet by 2025.
Amazon has bought at least a hundred Mahindra Treo Zor cargo vehicles and plans to buy some more for its fleet of last-mile delivery vehicles.
Amazon became one of the first signatories of the Climate Pledge in September 2019, stating that the firm will be a net zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses.
The firm has made a global commitment to acquire 100,000 electric vehicles for its delivery fleet by 2030.
“We are happy that this made-in-India electric cargo will contribute towards Amazon’s delivery partner fleet transformation towards EV’s in the country. The success of our Treo range of three-wheelers has proved that electric vehicles in the last mile segment are a win-win solution for our customers as well as the larger society”, said Mahesh Babu, MD and CEO of Mahindra Electric.
Amazon has deployed Mahindra Treo Zor in seven cities so far, including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.
Treo Zor was launched in October 2020 and has a 56 percent market share in the electric three-wheeler market, as per data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers.
“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,” Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC at Amazon.
Welcoming the tie up, Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said the government’s efforts to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in India and measures taken towards building infrastructure backed by a robust policy will help more companies adopt e-mobility.
“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,” he stated.
These steps taken by the government has helped Amazon India accelerate and chart its vision for EVs in India, the company said.
Earlier this month, the company had announced the beginning of its first manufacturing line in India for making Fire TV Stick devices.
It will partner with contract manufacturer Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn, and production will start later this year from Chennai.
It also has pledged to invest $1 billion to digitise 10 million small and medium businesses, help Indian businesses sell worldwide, thereby enabling $10 billion in cumulative exports, and create an additional 1 million jobs by 2025.