Flipkart, India’s leading ecommerce marketplace, will transition its transport fleet completely to electric vehicles (EVs) by the year 2030, and with this, it joins the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative EV 100.
According to a statement from Flipkart, this demonstrates its commitment to long-term sustainability across its ecommerce value chain. EV100 brings together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles (EVs) and making electric transport the new normal by 2030.
The integration of the electric vehicles will be done in a phased manner which will include both directly owned or leased corporate fleets. Flipkart said this will done by placing requirements in service contracts, installing charging infrastructure in proximity to its 1,400 supply chain premises, conducting awareness programs, and incentivising delivery executives towards the use of electric vehicles.
Flipkart Group CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy said, “As a homegrown company, we always pride ourselves in making ecommerce more inclusive, progressive and impactful for all our stakeholders, which also includes communities and the planet. We have been applying this ethos to the indigenous market to serve our consumer’s needs responsibly and consciously.”