Flipkart hands with Mahindra & Logistics; further distribution with electric vehicles
Flipkart, India’s leading e-commerce company, has partnered with Mahindra Logistics Ltd (MLL) to make electric vehicles (EVs) in the country’s logistics space.
Flipkart will launch 25,000 electric vehicles to meet its commitment to become 100 percent electric vehicles in the logistics space by 2030. Mahindra Logistics will play a key role in the transformation of Flipkart into EV.
At the end of 2020, Mahindra Logistics will enter into its own electric delivery brand, EDEL. EDEL operates delivery services in six cities across the country in collaboration with consumer and e-commerce companies. The supply chain of Flipkart through ML EDEL is deploying large EV Fleet. Infrastructure such as charging stations, parking lots, staff training, route planning and battery transfer centers will be provided. Control towers and technologies will be used for greater efficiency.
Flipkart has partnered with several other manufacturers to supply electric two- and three-wheelers. It will be expanded across the country in collaboration with MLL EDEL. MLL will purchase a wide range of electric vehicles through EDEL, an electric delivery brand. EDEL currently has a large fleet of electric vehicles. This will be increased in the coming months to make Flipkart’s goal possible. EDEL will expand its presence in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Kolkata and Hyderabad to 20 more cities by the end of the year. This will make the delivery of Flipkart seamless. The electrification of the logistics fleet is the main focus of Flipkart’s sustainable goal. They are pleased to partner with Mahindra Logistics as a key logistics partner in helping to achieve the vision of fully electrifying their logistics fleet by 2030. Through joint efforts, the fleet will gradually switch to 100% electric vehicles across the country, said Hemant Badri, senior vice president, supply chain, Flipkart Group. Mahindra Logistics is committed to sustainability in line with their philosophy. EDEL, the EV-based final mile delivery service, is deployed and enables final mile delivery by providing customers with sustainable and low-cost technology. Their focus is on expanding their network based on partnerships with large enterprises.