The electronic vehicle(EV) ecosystem in India is showing promising growth after Ola Electric’s extraordinary efforts. Now, online food delivery firm Swiggy has come forward to adopt the EV ecosystem. To do so, the startup has collaborated with Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML). The food delivery firm also joined hands with Hero Lectro, an e-cycle manufacturer, and Fast Despatch Logistics, a last-mile delivery player in the UK to enable end-to-end delivery of orders through cargo e-cycles.
Swiggy Collaborates With RBML
The Indian electronic vehicle(EV) ecosystem is creating positive vibes due to the recent developments in this area. Ola Electric has already announced the launch of its much-awaited electric scooter on 15th August 2021. The startup has already established the largest EV manufacturing unit in Tamilnadu.
In the latest boost to the EV market, online food delivery firm Swiggy has joined hands with Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML) to building build an EV ecosystem. The information was revealed by Swiggy on August 5, 2021. The food delivery firm aims to use EVs to bring the delivery costs down and it also wants to use EVs for making the environment better.
Not only that, but Swiggy has also partnered with Hero Lectro that manufactures electronic cycles. Fast Despatch Logistics, the local delivery provider in the UK, has also signed an agreement with Swiggy. Fast Despatch will help Swiggy in delivering orders via cargo e-cycles that are very successful in the UK.
Answering a question related to current progress in adopting EVs, Swiggy informed that EV trials are already going on in Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Hyderabad. Soon, the company will officially launch it in different cities of India.
Swiggy’s EV Plans
Swiggy CEO Sriharsha Majety talked about the impact of EVs on the environment and how Swiggy is committed to sustainable delivery operations. In an official statement, he said, “Transitioning to EVs is an important step in this direction. It will have a positive impact not only on the environment but also empower our delivery partners to earn more.”
Swiggy has a target to cover 8 lakh kilometers per day with EVs by 2025. It will not only make a positive impact on the environment, but it will also reduce vehicle running costs by 40 percent. The online food delivery giant is working on an electronic vehicles adaptation plan for almost two years now.
Indian business firms got a positive push from the government also in adopting EV infrastructure. Indian officials are supporting the organizations financially and strategically in developing EVs for the long run. It is a win-win situation for business firms and the Indian government in terms of environmental friendliness and cost-effectiveness.
With RBML, Swiggy has signed an agreement to build battery swapping stations for its delivery partners. As per the latest reports, a single battery charge will help the delivery partner to cover a 65-80 kilometers distance. The battery swapping process may take a maximum of 5 minutes, which will help delivery partners to go the extra mile in a short waiting time.