Amazon revealed that it currently operates a fleet of over 6,000 electric vehicles (EVs) for deliveries in more than 400 cities across India. The e-commerce giant has a target to expand its EV fleet to 10,000 units in India by 2025.
To swiftly transform its delivery network, Amazon has formed partnerships with local original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in India, including startups and small and medium businesses, to develop innovative mobility solutions.
In collaboration with Altigreen, a Bengaluru-based commercial EV manufacturer, Amazon designed a specialized three-wheeler EV with a 177 cubic feet capacity and a range of 100 kilometers. This EV model replaced diesel vans while maintaining comparable container capacity and range in Amazon’s delivery operations.
Tata Motors, another local partner, customized four-wheeler EVs based on the Tata Ace model with a larger 210 cubic feet capacity and a range of more than 120 kilometers. These electric vehicles have demonstrated significantly lower total ownership costs compared to traditional diesel vans in Amazon’s delivery fleet.
Abhinav Singh, Vice President of Customer Fulfilment at Amazon Transportation Services, emphasized that the company is collaborating with various EV manufacturers in India capable of meeting Amazon’s demand. In the past years, Amazon has been instrumental in introducing EVs, charging infrastructure, and financing services in collaboration with key industry players such as Eicher Trucks and Buses, Mahindra Electric, TVS, TATA Motors, Magenta Mobility, Sun Mobility, and others.
Additionally, Amazon is committed to incorporating low-carbon fuels, adopting energy-efficient innovations, and investing in renewable energy projects to reduce emissions generated by electricity consumption.
Furthermore, Amazon is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions in its trucking operations by implementing scalable carbon reduction technologies in both middle-mile and last-mile transportation.
The company is also partnering with energy infrastructure and financing firms to create comprehensive solutions for transporters transitioning to electric trucks.