Amazon in talks with Mahindra Electric for global EV logistics play
Ecommerce giant Amazon, which had previously planned to have 100K EVs in its global fleet by 2030, is in talks with the automobile giant Mahindra Electric to source electric three-wheelers for its global operations. As part of its pledge to become carbon neutral by 2040, Amazon is looking to add EVs to its delivery fleets around various markets.
Mahindra Electric has delivered its electric three-wheeler Treo Zor to Amazon’s logistics partners in Japan and Vietnam for a pilot run, according to a source. Apart from other markets, Amazon India is said to have ordered 1,000 units of the three-wheeler, which is claimed to be the largest order of its kind for electric vehicles.
Mahesh Babu, CEO of Mahindra Electric told ET that the company has already delivered 300 units of Treo Zor to Indian ecommerce logistics providers, including Amazon India. It has an order book of a further 800 units, which is expected to be completed by April 2021. Among Amazon, Bigbasket, Jio Mart, Flipkart and many others have placed orders for the Treo Zor.