INTRO: E-commerce platform Flipkart has announced plans to transition its fleet (directly owned or leased corporate fleets) to electric vehicles by 2030. With this move, the Walmart-owned firm is joining the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative – EV100.
Flipkart is getting to achieve this goal during a phased manner. According to the corporate, the method involves placing requirements in commission contracts and installing a charging infrastructure near 1,400 supply chains. The company also will conduct awareness programs and incentivize delivery executives.
“Our commitment to the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative ties in with this larger vision of environmental sustainability and allows us to find out from the foremost forward-thinking global perspectives as part of the EV100 ecosystem. With our scale & scope and intense specialization in Sustainability agenda, we believe we will play a big role in not just fast-tracking the adoption of electrical vehicles but also making clean mobility mainstream,” said Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy during a statement.
In fact, Flipkart says it’s the primary e-commerce company in India to hitch the EV100 initiative. Meanwhile, there are over 80 companies a part of the initiative across the world. According to Flipkart, the transition is a component of the company’s sustainability goals. During the past year, Flipkart claims to possess created a network of partners. These partners will help the corporate with designing and manufacturing EVs optimized for e-commerce.
“Flipkart will play a big role in fostering innovation in technology and exchanging knowledge on e-mobility within our global network of committed businesses. To help make swift emissions cuts and improve air quality for the long-term, we urge more Indian companies to imitate, sending a strong signal of support to policymakers wishing to ascertain a faster roll-out of EVs,” said Divya Sharma, India executive, Climate Group.