Swiggy joins hand with Reliance BP Mobility to build EV ecosystem

It had been alleged that Swiggy and Zomato were in the talks with electric scooter and bike aggregators like Spinny, Zypp and eBikeGo to switch 10 per cent of their fleets to electric by 2021.

On August 5, Swiggy had partnered with Reliance BP Mobility Limited to build an EV ecosystem, which has been a move to keep the ambitious plan to switch to EV’s and bring down the vehicular costs.

The company had also mentioned that they partnered with e-Cyxke manufacturer and Hero Lectro, and Fast Despatch Logistics, to enable an end to end delivery of orders through cargo e-cycles.

Sriharsha Majety, CEO Swiggy, had said in a statement that the company was mindful of the environmental impact of its operations and would take necessary steps to make the journey more sustainable. Sriharsha Majety added that transition into EV’s was an important step in that direction and would have a positive impact on the environment as well as would empower their delivery partners to earn more.

Majety mentioned that their firm aims to cover over 8 lakh kilometres per day in EV’s by the year 2025 and would cut down the vehicle running costs by 40 per cent and it had been over two years since the company was planning on switching over to electric vehicles.

It had been alleged that Swiggy and Zomato were in the talks with electric scooter and bike aggregators like Spinny, Zypp and eBikeGo to switch 10 per cent of their fleets to electric by 2021.

Swiggy would build battery swapping stations for delivery partners across the country through their agreement with RBML. The company has claimed that the waiting time would be shorter and would result in more deliveries, as the battery swap takes less than five minutes and a single precharged battery would be able to travel up to 65-80 kilometres.
The company had said that they would train the delivery partners how to use the EV’s, swapping stations and the apps that monitors battery performance.

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