Eicher and Amazon collaborate to scale electric truck deployment for middle and last-mile deliveries in India | Autocar Professional
Amazon has unveiled plans to procure 1,000 electric trucks from Eicher Motors, signifying a substantial shift towards environmentally conscious deliveries. The partnership’s initial phase will involve acquiring 50 cutting-edge Eicher electric trucks, illustrating Amazon’s dedication to sustainable transportation practices. Eicher Motors, via its subsidiary VEC Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV), will provide Amazon with an electric truck fleet tailored to revolutionize last-mile deliveries. This initiative aligns seamlessly with Amazon’s broader goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
The first step will encompass the integration of 50 Eicher electric trucks into Amazon’s delivery operations, strategically positioned in key hubs such as Delhi, Manesar, and Gurugram. These electric trucks, with varying deck lengths, feature advanced digital capabilities and customizable cargo stacking configurations. To cater to diverse operational needs, both fast and slow charging options will be offered.
A joint statement from both companies elucidates that charging infrastructure availability, operational requisites, charging time constraints, battery capacity, and overall energy management strategies are taken into consideration for service solutions.
Vinod Aggarwal, CEO of VECV, highlighted the significance of this collaboration, emphasizing the transition to a zero-emission transport ecosystem. Abhinav Singh, Vice President of Customer Fulfillment at Amazon Transportation Services, stressed the partnership’s role in achieving Amazon’s goal of incorporating 10,000 EVs into the Indian delivery fleet by 2025. This move reflects Amazon’s commitment to reshaping their network and expediting the logistics industry’s decarbonization proces
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