2,000 Electric Vehicles To Be Deployed In Flipkart’s Delivery Fleet

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Walmart-owned Flipkart is getting ready for the festive season and the Big Billion Days. The company said that it will deploy over 2,000 electric vehicles in its delivery fleet for the same. As per a statement it said – “These 2,000 electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers have been deployed across 90 cities in India and will help deliver smiles this festive season sustainably.” 

Flipkart Head – Sustainability and Social Responsibility Mahesh Pratap Singh said the festive season is about creating progressive value for all stakeholders. He said – “We are proud to uphold our promise to our customers to bring them a sustainable festive season with each order. The Flipkart teams have come together to ensure our delivery executives are delivering to thousands of pincodes across 90 cities in more than 2,000 electric vehicles.” 

Amongst these 90 cities are Bengaluru, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Waidhan, Hyderabad, Vidisha, Shajapur, Jhabua, Pune, Sonai, Mysore and Rampur.

The statement added – “After successfully eliminating single-use plastic in its own supply chain in July this year, more than 75 percent of Flipkart’s seller fulfilled shipments are now being processed in sustainable packaging, marking a 20x increase over July 2020 covering more than 70 facilities across India.” 

The sustainable packaging alternatives were co-created with seller partners to customise designs catering to durability, size constraints and cost efficiency for different product categories. As part of its collaboration with The Climate Group’s EV100 campaign, Flipkart had committed earlier this year to deploying 25,000 EVs in its supply chain by 2030 towards its transition to 100 percent fleet electrification. 

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