In a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of its logistics operations and achieve sustainable growth, VegEase, cart-at-home e-grocery startup has begun to deploy Electric Vehicles (EV) in its last-mile logistics.
The company has just completed an initial pilot this month and will move completely to an electric fleet by 2024.
VegEase has partnered with electric vehicle OEM, OBA for their three-wheeler eVikas light commercial vehicles under a long-term leasing model. The move will contribute to an operating cost reduction of 25%.
VegEase will add three wheeler loaders with Li-Ion battery which have a load capacity of 300 kgs.
Speaking on the initiative, Mayank Chaurasia, CEO & Founder VegEase says, “EV is the future of city logistics and we at VegEase are committed to sustainable growth of this sector. With all our deliveries happening intra-city, and through last-mile logistics, it is imperative to look at reducing the carbon footprint of our operations, and to eventually reduce pollution by transport. We are convinced that this also significantly improves our costs in the long term while contributing to the creation of a robust EV ecosystem.”