Amazon India has announced that its fleet of delivery vehicles in the country will include 10,000 electric vehicles by 2025.
This commitment comes after successful trials in different cities in 2019, the learning of which has helped the company create long-term and scalable electric vehicle variants to build this large fleet. These EVs are in addition to the worldwide commitment of 100,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030 announced in the Climate Pledge signed by Amazon.
With the addition of electric vehicles, Amazon India aims to reduce the carbon emissions and environmental impact of its deliveries. The fleet of 10,000 electric vehicles will include 3- and 4-wheelers that have been designed and manufactured in India. In 2020, these vehicles will operate in more than 20 cities in India: Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur and Coimbatore to name a few, and this number will continue to grow.
Amazon India has been working with various local manufacturers to build a fleet of vehicles that ensures the sustainable and safe delivery of customer orders. Major advancements in the Indian electric mobility industry in recent years have led to advanced technology and better components for motors and batteries. Furthermore, the Government’s interest in promoting electric vehicles in the country and the steps taken to establish a charging infrastructure with the FAME 2 policy have helped the company to accelerate and chart its vision for electric vehicles in India.