The e-commerce player has worked with design and manufacturing partners to procure electric vehicles (EVs) optimized for e-commerce deliveries. It is also planning to set up the necessary charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises to push the use of EVs.
Flipkart has become India’s first e-commerce player to announce its commitment to a complete transition to electric vehicles (EVs).
The company has joined the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative, EV100, and plans a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet (directly owned or leased corporate fleets) by 2030.
EV100 initiative brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.
“This [shift to EVs] will be done by placing requirements in service contracts, installing charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises, conducting awareness programs, and incentivizing delivery executives to use electric vehicles,” said the company in a statement.
“Electrification of its entire logistics fleet is a key part of Flipkart’s larger sustainability goal, and the EV100 commitment is in line with that,” the company added.
Over the past year, Flipkart has worked towards creating an extensive network of ecosystem partners across charging providers, regulators, policymakers, skill development agencies, aggregators, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to work on various areas. These include designing and manufacturing EVs optimized for e-commerce while supporting market demand for EVs to emerge as a mainstream mobility solution.