E-commerce retailer Amazon, at its India location, has partnered with Mahindra Electric to enhance its e-mobility commitment.
The move is part of the retailer’s aim to add 10,000 electric vehicles (EVs) by 2025 in India.
As part of this partnership, Amazon deploys Mahindra’s Treo Zor vehicles in seven Indian cities including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Indore and Lucknow.
They are deployed with Amazon India’s network of Delivery Service Partners.
Amazon APAC, MENA & LATAM customer fulfilment operation VP Akhil Saxena said: “We are committed to building a supply chain that will minimize the environmental impact of our operations.
“We continue to work with several OEMs to build a fleet of ‘Made in India’ electric vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders, and this partnership with Mahindra Electric is a testament of our commitment.”
Launched in October, the Mahindra Treo Zor is equipped with an advanced Lithium-ion Battery and ease of charging.
The 8kW power vehicle offers a payload capacity of 550kg.
Additionally, the vehicle features drive by wire technology, reduce loading and unloading time and a long wheelbase making the overall safety and stability.
Mahindra Electric Mobility MD & CEO Mahesh Babu said: “We are happy that this made-in-India electric cargo will contribute towards Amazon’s delivery partner fleet transformation towards EVs in the country.”
Earlier this month, Amazon started deploying artificial intelligence (AI)- powered cameras made by US-based start-up Netradyne in delivery vehicles.