Updated: Jan 25
Amazon India has piloted electric vehicles in several cities across India in 2019; and is now expanding this initiative across the country
The fleet of 10,000 EVs has been designed and manufactured by OEMs in India The initiative is part of the company’s commitment to the Climate Pledge.
Amazon India today announced that its fleet of delivery vehicles in the country will include 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025. This commitment comes after successful pilots across different cities in 2019; learnings from which have helped the company create scalable and long term EV variants to build this large fleet. These EVs are in addition to the global commitment of 100,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030 announced in the Climate Pledge signed by Amazon.
“ With the introduction of electric vehicles, Amazon India aims to reduce carbon emissions and environmental impact of delivery operations.”
The fleet of 10,000 EVs will include 3-wheeler and 4-wheeler vehicles which have been designed and manufactured in India. In 2020, these vehicles will operate in over 20 cities of 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 several Indian OEMs to build a fleet of vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders. Significant progress in the Indian e-mobility industry in the last few years has led to advanced technology, and superior motor and battery components. In addition, the government’s focus to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the country, and steps towards setting up of charging infrastructure with the FAME 2 policy has helped the company accelerate and chart its vision for EVs in India.