Ecom Express Limited, announces its plans to have 50% of its last-mile fleet transitioned to electric vehicles by 2025. Further strengthening its position as a sustainable company in the industry, it announced the deployment of E-bikes in Jaipur and Hyderabad to complement its push into electric vehicles.
A part of Ecom Express larger sustainability goal, the adoption of electric vehicles will help the company reduce its carbon footprint and continue to be a responsible delivery partner to the e-commerce industry.
We are thrilled to have added e-vehicles as a step towards our journey of achieving 50 percent electric fleet in the last mile by 2025. I believe that this is a progressive step toward sustainable green logistics and reasserts our commitment to a safer environment.”T.A. Krishnan, chief executive officer, and co-founder, of Ecom Express Limited.
The company has been working to put in place the infrastructure to support the EV roll-out including the charging facility.
Ecom Express already runs a fleet of Electric 3-wheelers in Delhi NCR for the last two years in the first mile and had trialled successfully the use of electric bikes in the last mile. It is also working with several players across the EV ecosystem on making logistics greener and sustainable for the environment.
“Sustainable mobility is a catalyst to revolutionize the logistics and transportation sector. At Ecom Express, we are looking to create greater avenues to make sustainable deliveries. The use of the electric bikes marks the beginning of our efforts to make our last-mile delivery greener,” said Krishnan.
The Gurugram headquartered company was incorporated in 2012 by T.A. Krishnan, Manju Dhawan, K. Satyanarayana, and Late Sanjeev Saxena. It has a presence in all 28 states of the country and operates across over 27,000 PIN codes in India. Through its deep reach strategy, the company can deliver to over 95 percent of India’s population. The firm has raised a total of $485.4 million in funding over 6 rounds, according to data platform Crunchbase.