Amazon India has won a bid to partner with Mahindra Electric to bolster its delivery network with Electric Vehicles (EVs). Amazon is expected to acquire 10,000 EVs by 2025 in India.
On February 23, 2021, the E-commerce company, Amazon announced its collaboration with Mahindra Treo Zor, an EV manufacturing unit of Indian conglomerate, Mahindra Group. The EVs of Mahindra Treo Zor have already been deployed by Amazon India in several cities across the country such as Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Indore, New Delhi, and Bhopal. With the expansion of the E-commerce company in the domestic market, Amazon plans to acquire around 10,000 EVs into its delivery network by 2025.
The EV producing unit of Mahindra Group was launched back in October 2020. These EVs offer an advanced Lithium-based battery and quick charging at several locations for the delivery partners. Apart from this features, the Treo Zor EVs can sustain the payload up to 1200 pounds and generate the power of 8 kW.
Amazon has pledged to build a supply chain that will impose minimal impact on the environment in its operations. While the company continues to collaborate with various Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to build a network of electric vehicles under the “Make in India” initiative of the government. The collaboration of Amazon India and Mahindra is a positive move which signifies the growth of Indian market for electric vehicles. This deal also reveals the role of e-commerce and automotive industry in the electric transformation of mobility sector.
The initiative undertaken by both the companies is largely applauded by the Indian government as it will increase the adoption of electrical vehicles in the country. This partnership between the multi-national organizations is expected to develop an infrastructure that will manufacture electric-driven vehicles to promote a sustainability in the e-mobility sector.