Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of MSME, Road Transport and Highways virtually flagged of fleet of electric vehicles of Amazon India and stressed need to focus “efforts towards a green and sustainable India.
“I want to congratulate Amazon for being the first company to sign the Climate Pledge by committing to net zero carbon across the business, 10 years ahead of the Paris Agreement.
This is a remarkable contribution.
I am really happy to know that Amazon India has pledged to adopt 10,000 EVs in their delivery fleet by 2025.
Collaboration between Amazon and Indian OEMs like Mahindra Electric, Hero Electric and EVage is a welcome step, which reaffirms India’s significant progress in the e-mobile industry.
”Amazon India today reaffirmed its commitment towards the electrification of its delivery fleet to reduce its dependence on non-renewable resources at a virtual event with Nitin Gadkari, leaders from Amazon India and CEOs of leading OEMs.
Amazon India recently announced that it is working with Mahindra Electric to add more electric vehicles (EV) in its delivery fleet.
Hero Electric as well as start-ups such as EVageare engaging with Amazon India to expand the company’s fleet of EVs to enable sustainable deliveries of customer orders.
Amazon India’s Delivery Service Partners are already operating EVs of multiple formats in over 20 cities in India including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Bhopal, Indore and Coimbatore to name a few.
“These Electric Vehicles will play a central role in achieving our environmental sustainability goals and will also play an important role towards building an AtmaNirbhar Bharat”, said Prakash Kumar Dutta, Vice President, Fulfilment Centre & Supply Chain Operations, Amazon India.
Amazon co-founded The Climate Pledge in 2019, a commitment to reach the Paris Agreement 10 years early and be net-zero carbon by 2040.
The pledge now has 53 signatories, including Infosys, IBM, Unilever, Verizon, Siemens, and Microsoft.
To reach its goal, Amazon will continue to reduce emissions across its operations by taking real business actions and establishing a path to power its operations with 100% renewable energy, five years ahead of the company’s original target of 2030 said the company officials.