Amazon network now has more than 6,000 electric vehicles in its India delivery fleet on track to reach 10,000 by 2025
- The company has collaborated with manufacturers, delivery service providers, charging point operators, and financing companies to scale electric vehicle (EV) adoption in its operations across more than 400 cities in India.
- With more than 6,000 EVs deployed, Amazon network is well on its way to achieving 10,000 EVs in its India delivery fleet by 2025.
Bengaluru, August 28, 2023 – Amazon today announced that it has more than 6,000 EVs in its India delivery fleet, making deliveries in more than 400 cities. The company is committed to deploying 10,000 EVs in India by 2025. Working with delivery service partners, Amazon continues to decarbonize its transportation network by transforming its fleet and operations, seeking new electrification solutions, and exploring alternative delivery methods.
To transform its network at scale and speed, Amazon has partnered with local original equipment manufacturers in India, including small and medium businesses, and start-ups, to create innovative mobility solutions. The company worked with Altigreen to custom-build the first 177 cubic feet, 100-kilometre range, three-wheeler EV, which has been able to replace diesel vans with similar container capacity and range running in its network. For Amazon, Tata Motors tailored the 210 cubic feet, more-than-120-kilometre range Tata Ace four-wheeler EVs that operate at significantly lower total cost of ownership compared to traditional diesel vans in Amazon’s delivery network.
Over the last few years, Amazon has helped to deploy electric vehicles, charging stations, and financing services with key industry players including Eicher Trucks and Buses, Altigreen, Mahindra Electric, TATA Motors, TVS, Magenta Mobility, Sun Mobility, and more.
The company is also committed to decarbonizing trucking in its middle-mile and last-mile operations by piloting scalable carbon reduction technologies, as well as teaming up with energy infrastructure and financing companies to help create bundled solutions for transporters looking to switch to electric trucks.
"Transforming a transportation network at this scale and pace requires innovative strategies, and we’re proud of the progress we’ve made towards deploying 10,000 EVs by 2025. We remain committed to decarbonising our vast transport network,” said Abhinav Singh, VP of Customer Fulfilment, Amazon Transportation Services, Global Specialty Fulfilment, and Supply Chain at Amazon India. "We are working with almost every electric vehicle manufacturer in India that has the potential to meet the demand from Amazon and its delivery service partners.”
Amazon is also a partner of the "Shoonya - Zero-Pollution Mobility" campaign launched by the Indian government in September 2021. The campaign aims to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles for urban deliveries and ride-hailing services.
"We congratulate Amazon for achieving this remarkable feat, as it exemplifies their unwavering commitment to making zero tailpipe emissions deliveries possible," said Shri Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha, Adviser, NITI Aayog. “The Shoonya campaign's core objective is to improve air quality in India by encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles for ride-hailing and delivery purposes. Collaborating with their delivery service partners, Amazon continues to play a vital role in driving sustainable practices in the realm of e-mobility.”
Amazon's commitment to sustainability goes beyond EV deployment. The company is committed to leveraging technologies such as low-carbon fuels, embracing energy-efficient innovations, and investing in renewable energy projects to reduce emissions from electricity generation. In 2019, Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge, committing to reach net-zero carbon by 2040 – 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement. Nine Indian companies – BluPine Energy, CSM Technologies India, GODI, Greenko, HCL, Infosys, Mahindra Logistics, Tech Mahindra, and UPL – have joined more than 400 signatories from 38 countries and 55 industries worldwide. In 2022, Amazon launched six utility-scale renewable energy projects in India, and the company is on a path to powering its operations globally with 100% renewable energy by 2025 – five years ahead of the initial commitment of 2030. This includes three wind-solar hybrid projects located in Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka, as well as three solar farms in Rajasthan, representing a total renewable energy capacity of 920MW.
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