Flipkart Pledges to 100 Percent EV Fleet by 2030

Flipkart Pledges to 100 Percent EV Fleet by 2030

Flipkart has announced it is committing to a phased integration of electric vehicles (EV) into its entire fleet (directly owned or leased fleets) by 2030.

Flipkart EV Fleet by 2030

Flipkart has announced its commitment to transition to electric vehicles (EV) by joining the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative, EV100. As a part of this commitment and to support wider adoption of EVs, the e-commerce giant is committing to a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet (directly owned or leased corporate fleets) by 2030.

This will be done through placing requirements in service contracts, installing charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises, conducting awareness programs and incentivising delivery executives towards the use of electric vehicles. Evangelizing EVs across the breadth of its ecosystem of employees, delivery partners, and workers, the firm will spearhead the sector’s sustainability transformation, and support India’s ambition of ensuring 30 percent electric mobility by 2030.

Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart Group, said “as a homegrown company, we always pride ourselves in making e-commerce more inclusive, progressive and impactful for all our stakeholders, which also includes communities and the planet.

Our commitment to the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative ties in with this larger vision of environmental sustainability and allows us to learn from the most forward-thinking global perspectives as part of the EV100 ecosystem. With our scale & scope and intense focus on Sustainability agenda, we believe we can play a significant role in not just fast-tracking the adoption of electric vehicles but also making clean mobility mainstream.”

The firm claims to have a strong vision towards sustainability and has proactively and successfully adopted several sustainable practices across its business operations. Over the past year, the firm has stated that it has worked towards creating a wide network of ecosystem partners across charging providers, regulators, policymakers, skill development agencies, aggregators and OEMs to work on various areas. These include designing and the manufacturing of EVs optimised for e-commerce while supporting market demand for EVs to emerge as a mainstream mobility solution.

The firm’s focused on fostering sustainable practices across its business and value chain. The company has been driving several initiatives towards its vision of sustainable growth. It has committed to reducing single-use plastic packaging in its supply chain and has already achieved a 51 percent reduction in the consumption of plastic packaging. It has also been focused on resource efficiency within its operations by increasing the use of renewable energy for its power needs and introducing projects to increase the overall energy productivity, as well as encouraging zero liquid discharge of wastewater in its warehouses.

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Ayush Verma

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