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According to Omega Seiki Mobility (OSM), the company will provide Porter with over 5,000 electric cargo-three-wheelers for last-mile delivery as part of a partnership with the logistics operator.
Porter will receive the vehicles by 2023. Porter already has around 1,000 EVs in its fleet and plans to increase that number five times by 2023.
Online shopping is a growing trend worldwide, even in India. This has increased the demand for green mobility and last-mile delivery solutions.
According to Porter, the collaboration is intended to meet the growing demand in this segment.
A recent report claims that India’s e-commerce companies are likely to experience a 28% year-on-year growth in sales at USD 11.8 billion over the festive month, with an increase in fashion category sales.
“We are seeing the last and middle-mile segment for the trucks growing significantly stronger with demand coming in not just from the e-commerce players but also from sectors such as FMCG, dairy, construction and auto components, etc,” said Omega Seiki Mobility Founder and Chairman Uday Narang.
He said that the company expects over 200% growth in electric two- as well as three-wheeler sales in 2023.
“We are optimistic about signing more such deals. I think over the next 2-3 years, we will be doing combined deals worth 50,000 vehicles with multiple partners,” he said.
Uttam Digga, Co-Founder and COO, of Porter said, “We are hopeful that with the OSM expertise in the auto industry, we will be able to encourage adoption of EVs in the logistics sector.”