India’s homegrown e-commerce marketplace, has announced that it will deploy
more than 25,000 electric vehicles by 2030. This is in line with Flipkart's
public commitment to transition to electric vehicles across its city logistics
fleet and help set up charging infrastructure around delivery hubs and offices
to fast track the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in India.
has already started deploying 2-wheeler and 3-wheeler electric vehicles in
multiple locations for delivery across the country, including in Delhi,
Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Guwahati and Pune, to name a few.
electric fleet will include 2-wheeler, 3-wheeler, and 4-wheeler vehicles
designed and assembled in India, helping boost local innovation and economy.
Flipkart has partnered with leading electric vehicle manufacturers, including
Hero Electric, Mahindra Electric and Piaggio, for specific vehicles to be
deployed for its first and lastmile delivery fleet across the country.
will also place requirements in service contracts, install charging
infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain facilities, conduct awareness
programs, and encourage delivery executives to use EVs.
Jha, SVP Ekart and Marketplace, Flipkart said, “Electric mobility can benefit
multiple ecosystem stakeholders, not just in e-commerce but in many other
industries. Electrification of the logistics fleet is a key part of Flipkart’s
larger sustainability goal and in line with our commitment to the Climate
Group’s EV100 initiative. In this journey of making our logistics fleet
completely electric by 2030, we will collaborate and work with leading local
players to procure and deploy electric vehicles while supporting the required
infrastructure growth. We understand the relevance of electric mobility in
achieving both business and sustainability goals and are committed to paving
the way for greater adoption of EVs across the country.”
Details of Electric Vehicles in Flipkart’s
The Nyx series by
Hero Electric: The Nyx series (in both HX and LX variants) from
India's largest electric two-wheeler company is rugged, reliable and
long-lasting, offering enhanced power and extended driving range of upto 150
kms per charge. This is one of the most widely used scooters for last-mile
deliveries and other commercial uses. These vehicles have already been deployed
through Flipkart’s logistics deployment partner in multiple cities across
India, making thousands of deliveries across Kolkata, Guwahati and Bhubaneswar,
to name a few.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, “Hero Electric is committed to its mission
of “No Emission”, and over the last few months we have been successful in transforming
the last mile delivery solutions from ICE (internal combustion engines) to EVs.
The partnership with Flipkart is a game-changer and will help transform a
significant number of their fleet to EVs, and encourage the e-commerce industry
to actively adopt electric vehicles.”
Treo Zor from
Mahindra Electric: The electric 3-wheeler is designed &
developed in India with advanced lithium-ion batteries and connected solutions
that help in efficient fleet management. Treo Zor offers a unique customer
value proposition with best-in-industry power of 8 kW, best-in-class torque of
42 NM, highest-in-class payload of 550 kg, optimum range and the
longest-in-industry wheelbase when compared with diesel and electric cargo 3
wheelers, making it one of the most stable and safe three-wheelers in the
Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility, said, “We are happy to see that
Flipkart has quickly adopted EVs in its fleet. Together, we are committed to
providing a clean, sustainable and affordable lastmile delivery solution with
our Treo Zor across the country.”
Ape E Xtra FX from
Piaggio: This electric 3 wheeler is designed to be the most powerful
in its category with advanced battery technology and superior customer
experience. Speaking on the association, Diego Graffi, Chairman & MD
Piaggio Vehicles Pvt. Ltd. noted, “Ape, a brand with a trust of more than 30
lac happy customers, is paving the way for the Indian electric revolution with
the FX range of electric vehicles. The Piaggio Group has a rich heritage of
developing electric technology over the last one & a half decades, and we
are happy to partner with Flipkart in its journey to transition to electric
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