Amazon India is planning to inaugurate about 10,000 electric vehicles in its delivery fleet in the country. The e-commerce giant, Amazon says that the idea is to reduce its carbon footprint in the country as per the Climate Pledge that Amazon has signed.
Recently, Amazon officially announced its plans to introduce 10,000 EVs into its delivery fleet globally in 2022 and one lakh vehicles by 2030 to save 4 million metric tons of carbon per year by 2030, as per the Climate Pledge.
Amazon had already started an EV pilot project in a few cities across India, and the learnings from the pilot project have helped the company to have a scalable and long term EV delivery fleet by 2025. The company announced this right after Amazon President and CEO, Jeff Bezos made a trip to India and announced an investment of $1billion and creating 1 million jobs by 2025.
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“The total of 10,000 EVs-including 3-wheeler and 4-wheelers have been designed and produced by original equipment manufacturers in India,” the company said in a statement.
The company has been working with few Indian companies to get ready for electric vehicles in its delivery fleet to ensure that last mile deliveries are sustainable. The government’s focus to inspire the adoption of EVs in the country, and setting up of charging infrastructure with the FAME II policy has helped the company to accelerate and chart its vision for EVs in India, the company added.
“At Amazon India, we are committed to building a supply chain that will minimize the environmental impact of our operations,” Akhil Saxena, Vice President for customer fulfillment at Amazon, said.
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