Flipkart to introduce EVs for last mile delivery
Flipkart has said that it aims to replace nearly 40% of existing last mile delivery vehicles with electric vehicles (EVs) by March 2020. The e-commerce company is expected to add 160 electric delivery vans by the end of 2019.
Flipkart claims to have conducted multiple pilots for EV deployment in its supply chain in the last 6 months. The company will be working closely with manufacturers to design suitable electric delivery vehicles and plans to set up charging infrastructure at its hubs.
Flipkart has already deployed 8 EVs in Hyderabad, 10 in New Delhi and 30 e-bikes in Bangalore. With the introduction of more EVs, the company expects to reduce its carbon emissions by over 50%.
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