Food delivery platform Zomato has partnered with electric vehicle energy infrastructure and service provider SUN Mobility to deploy electric two-wheelers powered by the latter over the next two years. Under the partnership, SUN Mobility will provide battery swap solutions for last-mile deliveries, while initial fleet deployments will begin in the nation’s capital.
Last-mile delivery partners using the Zomato platform will benefit from a convenient and cost-effective battery replacement solution. Through this partnership, SUN Mobility claims it will be able to reduce its carbon footprint by 5,000 metric tons per month and contribute to a cleaner environment. Anant Badjatya, CEO of the company, said: “The partnership with Zomato is an important step towards realizing SUN Mobility’s goal of building a sustainable and environmentally friendly ecosystem.”
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Meanwhile, Zomato has committed to The Climate Group’s EV100 plan, which means 100% EV adoption by 2030, a goal that aligns with SUN Mobility’s mission to electrify last-mile delivery in India. Zomato COO – Food Delivery, Mohit Sardana.
In another development, battery-as-a-service (BaaS) startup VoltUp has partnered with BSNL to set up EV battery swap stations across the country. In the first phase, battery swap stations will be set up at four locations in Gurgaon, with an infrastructure of more than 150 charging points. It will further expand to 30 locations in Haryana and other cities by the end of the year.
At a later stage, the partnership will expand to major cities with high car density and encourage last-mile connectivity agencies to adopt electric two- and three-wheelers in daily use.
First published date: March 27, 2023 at 13:56 PM CST