Amazon India is expected to introduce around 10,000 units of electric vehicles, Mahindra EV Treo Zor, in its fleet by 2025. This move is part of Amazon's plan to add 1 Lac EVs globally by 2030.
On this development, Mr. Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India said, "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 automakers and e-commerce companies to achieve our environmental sustainability goals."
Mr. Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA & LATAM, Amazon said, "We are committed to building a supply chain that will minimize the environmental impact of our operations. The expansion of our Electric Vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone in our journey to become a sustainability leader in the industry."
For its Indian operations go, Amazon will be acquiring Mahindra Treo Zor electric tri-wheeler, for its delivery fleet. Mahindra's e-rickshaw has already been deployed in seven Indian cities including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow, with a network of its delivery partners.
As per Mr. Akhil Saxena, Amazon will continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of 'Made in India' EVs to ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders. “The partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament of our commitment," Saxena added.