Amazon India has partnered with Mahindra Electric to strengthen “its commitment towards electric mobility in the country.” This is in line with the e-commerce company’s aim to include 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 to its fleet of delivery vehicles in India.

The Mahindra Treo Zor vehicles have been deployed in seven cities including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore, and Lucknow with Amazon India’s network of delivery service partners. Launched in October 2020, the Mahindra Treo Zor offers an advanced Lithium-ion battery and ease of charging, thereby making it a convenient option for delivery partners to charge the vehicles in various locations.

These are in addition to Amazon’s global commitment of having 100,000 electric vehicles in the delivery fleet by 2030.

The addition of these EVs in Amazon India’s fleet also complements the Government of India’s focus on electric mobility and ‘Make in India’ EVs for a sustainable Atmanirbhar Bharat.

Nitin Gadkari, minister of Road Transport and Highways, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Government of India said:

The partnership between Amazon India and Mahindra Electric is a welcome step that reaffirms India’s significant progress in the e-mobility industry and highlights the role of automakers and e-commerce companies to achieve our environmental sustainability goals.

“We are confident that the government’s efforts to encourage the adoption of electric vehicles in the country and steps taken towards setting up of infrastructure backed by policy measures will help more companies adopt e-mobility.”

In September 2019, Amazon became the first signatory of the Climate Pledge, which states that the company will be net-zero carbon by 2040 across its businesses.

Akhil Saxena, VP, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC, MENA and LATAM, Amazon said:

“We are committed to building a supply chain that will minimise the environmental impact of our operations. The expansion of our electric vehicle fleet to 10,000 vehicles by 2025 is an integral milestone in our journey to become a sustainability leader in the industry.

“We continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders, and this partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament of our commitment.”

Further elaborating on the partnership, Mahesh Babu, MD & CEO, Mahindra Electric Mobility said:

“We are proud to partner with Amazon in deploying Mahindra Treo Zor EV in their delivery partners’ fleet. We believe this will redefine India’s logistics and last-mile delivery needs and at the same time help Mahindra and Amazon to achieve our sustainability goals.”