Amazon India has pledged to add 10,000 electric vehicles, in the shape of rickshaws, to its delivery fleet by 2025.
Following a successful pilot in a number of Indian cities, the company's CEO, Jeff Bezos has been tweeting about his trip to India, sharing a video of himself at the wheel of one of these electric rickshaws.
Amazon's promised electric rickshaws will start rolling out in a number of Indian cities this year, starting with Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Pune, Nagpur, and Coimbatore. The EVs will come as both 4-wheeled vehicles and 3-wheeled ones.
This statement comes after the e-commerce giant's vision of “Shipment Zero” — a project that will make all of Amazon's shipments net zero carbon — was disclosed. This is the company's part in trying to combat climate change.
There are no current specs of the rickshaws, but the company stated that it's “working with several Indian OEMs to build a fleet of vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders.”