Leading electric vehicle start-up Etrio on Friday announced its partnership with 2-wheeler logistics startup, Zypp Electric to scale up the latter’s last-mile delivery with a 3-wheelers fleet.
Under the said partnership, 100 Etrio flagship brand Touro three-wheelers are going to be operational soon and this will scale up to 1000 three-wheelers in the next 6-8 months.
To start with, Zypp will deploy Etrio’s Touro Mini in Delhi NCR i.e Delhi, Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad & Faridabad. This will further be bolstered by presence across geographies in India. Etrio will provide end-to-end service support through its dealer network along with a dedicated relationship manager for maximum uptime.
“Zypp wanted to go a step further and do an alliance with a strong OEM in the three-wheeler segment where partnering with Etrio has been a great decision. Etrio being a leading OEM in the three-wheeler segment in recent years, Zypp and Etrio share some great synergies and we are looking forward to scaling this up with both L3 and L5 models to serve the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment.”~Akash Gupta, Co-founder & CEO, Zypp Electric
Adding 3-wheelers to Zypp’s network will extend its footprint and options for its customers to cover medium to large size shipments too. Some of their customers for which Touro would be deployed include Swiggy, Zomato, Big Basket, Apollo Pharmacy etc.
Touro is the signature e-auto designed by Etrio that aims to set a new benchmark amongst the e-rickshaws / e-loaders in the market. Etrio has adopted rigorous design principles for developing a made-in-India Touro three-wheeler range and has created Touro Mini to address every customer concern ranging from stability, driveability, durability, and real-world performance.
The technological edge including state-of-the-art optical telematics of this workhorse helps the logistics and e-commerce operators supervise vehicle usage and monitor the real-time status of each vehicle including the current charging level. Touro saves up to 60-70% of the operating costs as compared to a diesel three-wheeler and preventive maintenance of Touro helps fleet operators keep their fleet in good shape. At the same time, human issues such as misuse of vehicles or rash driving patterns can be easily identified, and suitable countermeasures can be put in place. The fleet operator is always in complete control of Etrio’s Touro.
“Since the launch of Touro early this year, we have seen a phenomenal response coming in from both institutional and retail customers. Touro Mini sets a new standard in the e-rickshaw/ e-loader category and the positive feedback on the product has bolstered our efforts to build best-in-class products for the last-mile delivery market. Our association with Zypp Electric is a major stride in our mission to electrifying intra-city logistics. We are delighted to partner with Zypp Electric with this product offering and are committed to providing the best of service to upscale their three-wheeler fleet and to our overarching goal to become an undisputed market leader in this category.”~Deepak MV, Co-founder & CEO, Etrio