Amazon India and TVS Motor have teamed up to boost electric mobility in the country, the companies announced in a joint statement on Wednesday. As part of the collaboration, a fleet of TVS Motor electric two- and three-wheelers will be deployed for Amazon’s last-mile deliveries. Additionally, the two companies will work in tandem to review electric vehicle use cases for various Amazon business groups for its network and logistics requirements, according to the release.
In order to test the solutions, the two companies will pilot TVS Motor’s electric vehicle solutions through a partner base and delivery associates across India.
“TVS Motor is now ready with electric two- and three-wheeler product options for B2B (business-to-business) as well as an ecosystem of connected services and alternative ownership. We are pleased to collaborate with Amazon India, who marks an important step in our journey, and contribute to our common goals of electrifying their mobility services,” said Manu Saxena, Senior Vice President of TVS Motor Company Future Mobility.
Abhinav Singh, Director of Customer Execution, Supply Chain and Global Specialty Execution at Amazon India, said the collaboration marks another milestone for the company to achieve its goal of becoming zero carbon by 2040.
“E-mobility is an important component of our business operations, and we are resolute in our commitment to transform our transportation network to serve our customers more sustainably,” he added.
The collaboration strengthens Amazon India’s delivery network by adding two- and three-wheel electric vehicles to the existing fleet, Singh said.
“This will support our supply chain by minimizing the environmental impact of our operations and contribute to Amazon India’s goal of introducing 10,000 electric vehicles into our fleet by 2025,” he added.
In 2020, Amazon India announced that it would include 10,000 electric vehicles in its delivery fleet by 2025.