New Delhi: To electrify the middle-mile and last-mile delivery processes for the e-commerce giant in India, Eicher Trucks and Buses, a division of VE Commercial Vehicles Ltd, announced a partnership with Amazon.
Under this collaboration, the company aims to introduce up to 1,000 zero-emission electric trucks across various payload categories into Amazon’s delivery operations over the next five years, deployed through Amazon’s transport service partners, VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV), as per the reports.
“Amazon will progressively deploy 50 Eicher electric trucks in major hubs like Delhi, Manesar, and Gurugram over the coming months as a first step,” it added.
“This partnership reflects our commitment to promoting smart, sustainable solutions and developing a zero-emission transport ecosystem,” Vinod Aggarwal, CEO and VECV Managing Director said.
Amazon India Vice-President Customer Fulfilment, Amazon Transportation Services, Global Specialty Fulfilment, and Supply Chain, Abhinav Singh, said, “We remain committed and are well on our way to integrate 10,000 EVs into our delivery fleet in India by 2025.”
“We continue to invite fellow innovators and solution providers in the electric mobility and sustainable transportation space to join us in accelerating decarbonisation of the logistics industry,” he further said.
According to the statement, Eicher’s electric trucks with cutting-edge digital capabilities would be built on its proven electric vehicle platform, which is already in operation in bus applications.
The trucks will feature tailored cargo stacking arrangements ranging from 8 to 24 feet in deck length. Furthermore, the vehicles will offer both fast and slow charging options, to meet various operational demands.
This service package takes into account various aspects, such as the availability of charging infrastructure, battery capacity, operational prerequisites, charging duration limitations, and the comprehensive energy management strategies of the fleet.
Meanwhile, Eicher Motors reported a consolidated net profit of ₹905.6 crore in the quarter ending March 2023, registering a growth of a whopping 48.42% year-on-year. Revenue increased from ₹3,193.32 crore in Q4 of the previous fiscal year to ₹3,804.32 crore in Q4FY32.