Logistics Startup City Link Launches Electric Cargo Vehicles in Bangalore

City Link has received the delivery of the first set of Electric Cargo Vehicles from Mahindra & Mahindra in Bangalore

Bangalore-based intra-city Logistics startup – City Link Portal has received the delivery of the first set of Electric Cargo Vehicles (EV) from Mahindra & Mahindra. Being the first company in Bangalore to receive the ‘Mahindra Treo-Zor’ vehicles, City Link will now be able to place itself ahead in the rapidly expanding ‘Last Mile’ delivery space under its ‘Think Green. Think EV’ initiative.

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“The EV foray is our firm resolve to grow responsibly and continue to bring value to all our customers, vendor partners, and drivers,” said Mr. R. Jayakumar (JK), the founder and investor of City Link.

Although he added, ” We are a start-up; we do not believe in any kind of wasteful BURN, CASH OR FUEL. Our objective is wealth and value creation with equal emphasis on environment protection, and we are committed to passing on a cleaner legacy gen-next.”

According to the firm, City Link planned its ‘Think Green. Think EV’ initiative late last year and has been working with the EV Ecosystem ever since. Even when the onset of COVID-19 slowed down the progress, it provided just the right opportunity for City Link to learn from vehicle manufacturers, owners, battery manufacturers, and potential customers alike.

The Cofounder and CEO of City Link, Puneet Prakash stated, “City Link is convinced that besides being environment friendly, EVs are expected to drive ROI and bring down Delivery costs when compared to existing alternatives. We are looking to add 100-120 EVs in a year’s time towards our Last Mile Push.”

City Link serves a broad customer base from large Enterprises to SMEs to individuals for their trucking requirements, through a mix of its Planned Demand and On Demand offerings. Having introduced with small EVs, it shall continue to align with all the EV stakeholders including the govt. to expand its EV service offerings with larger vehicles in the mid-mile and first mile segments.

However, the larger vehicles shall witness a slow transition in about 2-3 years, given the restrictions related to infrastructure and battery cost.

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Bhoomika Singh

Bhoomika is a science graduate, with a strong interest in seeing how technology can impact the environment. She loves covering the intersection of technology, environment, and the positive impact it can have on the world accordingly.