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Eicher To Deploy 1,000 Electric Trucks In Next 5 Years To Enhance Amazon's Last-Mile Delivery

Modified On Aug 11, 2023 09:40 PMBy Dheeraj Nair

Eicher and Amazon aim to introduce a fleet of up to 1,000 electric trucks with deck lengths ranging from 8 to 24 feet for enhancing e-commerce delivery operations led by Amazon India.

Eicher Trucks and Buses have announced a collaboration with Amazon under which Eicher will integrate up to 1,000 zero-emission electric trucks with deck lengths ranging from 8 to 24 feet into Amazon’s delivery operations in India over the next five years, to enhance Amazon’s middle-mile and last-mile delivery operations.

Under the collaboration with Eicher Trucks and Buses, Amazon will initially deploy 50 Eicher electric trucks in major hubs like Delhi, Manesar, and Gurugram over the coming months. The Eicher electric trucks will be based on its established electric vehicle platform already in operation in bus applications.

Additionally, the trucks with deck lengths ranging from approximately 8 feet to 24 feet will also come equipped with customised cargo stacking configurations and will feature fast and slow charging options to meet the needs of challenging fleet operations.

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Eicher And Amazon Comments: 

Vinod Aggarwal, Managing Director and CEO of VECV, said, “We are pleased to collaborate with Amazon as we begin pilots for Amazon’s e-commerce deliveries in Indore, Delhi, Manesar, and Gurugram. This partnership reflects our commitment to promoting smart sustainable solutions and developing a zero-emission transport ecosystem.”

Abhinav Singh, VP of customer fulfilment, Amazon transportation services, global speciality fulfilment, and supply chain at Amazon India said, “We are well on our way to integrating 10,000 EVs into our delivery fleet in India by 2025. We continue to invite fellow innovators and solution providers in the electric mobility space to join us in accelerating the decarbonisation of the logistics industry”. 

Adviser Of NITI Aayog Says:

Shri Sudhendu Jyoti Sinha, Adviser of NITI Aayog said, “As an integral part of our e-FAST program, this partnership between Eicher and Amazon promises to yield invaluable insights for the broader electric mobility sector in the country. By embracing such initiatives, we pave the way for a sustainable and environmentally conscious future.”

What Do We Think? 

In line with Amazon’s push for electric mobility across its network in India, the company plans to effectively integrate more EVs into its delivery fleet. Moreover, the new collaboration with Eicher Trucks and Buses could be the right step for Amazon India to achieve a zero-emission transport ecosystem by 2040.

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