delivery platform Zomato said that it will join EV100, a global
initiative of companies committed to switching their fleets to electric
vehicles by 2030. Deepinder Goyal, Cofounder and CEO, Zomato, said
that the company is already delivering via electric vehicles (EVs) in cities
such as Delhi, Bangalore, and Mumbai and is committed to a full transition by
added that, the current EV fleet is a small fraction of the active
fleet of delivery partners, and getting to 100% adoption of EVs will take time,
but is essential. At the moment, the adoption rate is very low and the key
barriers include limited battery range, lack of charging infrastructure, higher
upfront costs and lack of trust in new technology.
also said that the company will aid the quicker transition of the industry to
EVs by enabling the ecosystem players, battery manufacturers, and the
government and that they are already actively working with a few EV players to
design pilots and create business models that could facilitate a faster
transition towards a viable mobility solution for deliveries.
Zomato announced that it will fund local environmental projects to
offset the carbon footprint of its deliveries and packaging in India.
Currently, it fulfils 20% of its total orders on bicycles, which it says have
no carbon footprint and are pollution-free. In New Delhi, it does 35% of orders
Zomato said that they have multiple partners to source EVs.
Source: The Economic Times