- June 5, 2021 / 3 min readCurrently, orders are delivered through Zomato’s platform via EVs in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
“Almost a month back, we announced that we are funding environmental projects to offset our delivery carbon footprint. Today, we are taking yet another important step in our journey towards building a more sustainable enterprise,” shared Deepinder Goyal in a blog on World Environment Day as they have announced to join the global electric mobility initiative.
The food delivery major is joining the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative, EV100 and committing to 100% adoption of electric vehicles (EV) by 2030.
Currently, orders are delivered through Zomato’s platform via EVs in cities such as Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai.
“The current EV fleet is a small fraction of the active fleet of delivery partners, and we understand that getting to 100% adoption of EVs will not be easy, but is essential in the long run. At the moment, the adoption rate is very low for us and for the two-wheeler industry in general. We believe key barriers that currently impact adoption include limited battery range, lack of charging infrastructure, higher upfront costs and lack of trust in new technology,” added Goyal.
However, given the rapid innovation in this field and positive push by the government, Zomato expect a much faster transition to EVs for the two wheeler industry over time.
The Gurgaon-based startup is 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.
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