Swiggy ties up with SUN Mobility to electrify over 15,000 bikes in its fleet
- Through this partnership
Swiggy's final-stage e-bike fleet will gain access to SUN Mobility's battery-swapping technology.
- In June, Zomato tied up withTVS Motor Company to provide them with 10,000 electric scooters.
- Recently Amazon announced that it has integrated more than 6,000 electric vehicles into its Indian delivery fleet across 400+ cities.
Through this partnership Swiggy's final-stage e-bike fleet will gain access to SUN Mobility's battery-swapping technology and a wide network of battery-swapping stations. By integrating e-bikes into Swiggy's existing delivery vehicle ecosystem, whether owned or leased by their delivery staff, the company aims to power fast, reliable, and eco-friendly deliveries.
Says Anant Badjatya, CEO, SUN Mobility, "Through our partnership with Swiggy, we will work towards our shared vision of reducing our carbon footprint, promoting sustainable mobility, and contributing to a greener environment.”
Says Mihir Shah, Head of Operations at Swiggy, “Swiggy is always looking for ways to increase the adoption of electric vehicles in our delivery fleet. Working with SUN Mobility allows us to solve concerns about access to battery-swapping stations.”
Food delivery and e-commerce companies increase green focus
In August, Swiggy had partnered with Gogoro, a Taiwanese technology company specialising in battery-swapping systems designed to promote sustainable urban mobility solutions.
The other major player in the food delivery business, Zomato, has also taken up similar green initiatives. In June this year, Zomato tied up with TVS Motor Company to provide them with 10,000 electric scooters to be integrated into their delivery fleet over the next two years.
In August, Zomato, announced a partnership with Battery Smart, a battery swapping network to offer battery-swapping services to its delivery partners. This collaboration will allow Zomato's delivery partners to utilise Battery Smart's network of over 800 swap stations spanning across more than 30 cities.
E-commerce companies have also made an effort to go green with their deliveries. Recently, Amazon, the e-commerce giant, announced that it has integrated more than 6,000 electric vehicles into its Indian delivery fleet across 400+ cities. Their plan is to expand this number to 10,000 by the end of 2025.
Similarly, Flipkart has pledged to convert its entire last-mile delivery fleet to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2030. Additionally, they're encouraging service providers to set up staff charging facilities near their 1400+ last-mile hubs.
Food delivery and e-commerce companies aim to go green to reduce environmental impact, meet sustainability goals, attract eco-conscious customers, lower operational costs, and adapt to evolving regulations promoting environmental responsibility.
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