Amazon India has made a commitment to induct 10,000 electric vehicles (EV) into its delivery fleet by 2025, as part of the company’s efforts to reduce the carbon footprint and environmental impact of its operations.
In a statement, the company said its commitment to electric mobility comes after running successful pilots in several cities last year, and will have its electric fleet operating in 20 cities across the country, including Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru and Hyderabad within the year.
“At Amazon India, we are committed to building a supply chain that will minimise the environmental impact of our operations,” said Akhil Saxena, vice president, Customer Fulfillment-APAC & Emerging Markets, Amazon. “We will continue to invest in the electrification of our delivery fleet, thereby reducing our dependence on non-renewable resources.”
These electric vehicles are in addition to the company’s global commitment of one lakh electric vehicle fleet by 2030, which was announced in September 2019 as part of Climate Pledge signed by Amazon. The Climate Pledge calls on signatories to be zero carbon across their businesses by 2040. Amazon signed the agreement ten years early of Paris Accord’s goal of 2050. Amazon then said that this decision of adopting electric vehicles will help Amazon in saving four million metric tons of carbon per year.
This was also reportedly mentioned by Bezos during his recent visit to India at the Smbhav event held in New Delhi. In addition to this, Bezos said that Amazon will eliminate single-use plastic from its fulfilment network by June 2020.
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