Zomato, which is a food delivery platform, has decided to join EV100, a global initiative of companies committed to switching their fleets to electric vehicles by 2030.
Deepinder Goyal, co-founder and CEO of the company mentioned in a blog post that Zomato is already delivering via EVs in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai and is committed to a full transition by 2030.
“The current EV fleet is a small fraction of the active fleet of delivery partners, and we understand that getting to 100% adoption of EVs will not be easy, but is essential in the long run. At the moment, the adoption rate is very low for us and for the two-wheeler industry in general. We believe key barriers that currently impact adoption include limited battery range, lack of charging infrastructure, higher upfront costs and lack of trust in new technology.”
He also said that the company will aid the quicker transition of the industry to EVs by enabling the ecosystem players, battery manufacturers, and the government. The company said that they have multiple partners to source EVs .