India’s largest discounter in the online grocery space, has announced the
addition of electric vans to its last mile delivery fleet. Starting from Jaipur
with 50 vehicles, the company plans to deploy 500 E-Vans across its 13
operational markets by 2019 end, as a part of this initiative.
introduction of electric vans in Jaipur marks yet another milestone for the
company, which employed e-rickshaws for delivery in Delhi region last year in
order to reduce carbon footprint and bring down last mile delivery costs. The
latest addition of E-Vans will help cut delivery costs by up to 50 per cent and
carbon footprint by more than 40 per cent. The project which started in the
Pink City recently has witnessed much success and the company plans to replace
30 % of its fuel based delivery vans with Electric Vans by the end of this
Kumar, Founder, Grofers said, ‘With environmental sustainability at the heart
of doing business at Grofers, we are focused towards exploring new measures to
reduce carbon footprint, in order to minimize the environmental impact. The
initiative which honors government’s commitment of introducing environmental
friendly mobility will not only help us bring down carbon footprint by 40 per
cent but also reduce our overall delivery costs by up to 50 per cent”
With market leadership in Delhi NCR, Mumbai
and Kolkata, the company is also eyeing to strengthen its operations in
Southern India in key markets including Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad in
addition to its latest offering of Grofers offline stores.
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