Ecommerce giant Amazon India and Automobile giant, Mahindra have joined hands to achieve the last-mile delivery of electric three-wheelers. Amazon will take the responsibility of accomplishing the last stage of delivery process, i.e. delivering the electric three-wheelers from distribution centre to consumers. Amazon bought 100 Treo Zor cargo vehicles from Mahindra Electric and is also planning to acquire various others for its fleet.
Previous year Amazon had announced that by 2025, they will have 10,000 electric vehicles for delivery. It has even done a global commitment to deliver 100000 EVs by the year 2030.
Akhil Saxena, Vice President, Customer Fulfilment Operations, APAC at Amazon stated that the company is geared up to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles. He added that the company will continue to work with various OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to ensure sustainability and safety of deliverables.
Till now Mahindra Treo Zor has been deployed in 7 cities such as New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow by Amazon.
As per the data released by the Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers – Treo Zor was launched in October 2020, and it has 56% of market share in electric three-wheeler market. Commenting on this partnership, Mahesh Babu who is a MD and CEO of Mahindra Electric said that the company is delighted to enter into this partnership with Amazon as the ‘Mahindra Treo Zor’, which is a made in India electric cargo will contribute towards electric vehicles in India. He added that Treo in the range of three-wheelers is a proof for EV’s success and that it is a sustainable solution of our buyers and society at large.