Bajaj Auto and Flipkart join forces to electrify last-mile deliveries

Bajaj Auto and Flipkart have announced a strategic partnership to boost the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) in Flipkart’s last-mile delivery operations. This collaboration marks a significant step towards a greener future for the Indian e-commerce sector, as noted in an official release.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by Samardeep Subandh, President of the Intracity Business Unit at Bajaj Auto, Prabhu Balasrinivasan, Vice President of Commercial at Flipkart Group, and Hemant Badri, Senior Vice President and Head of Supply Chain, Customer Experience, and Re-commerce at Flipkart Group. The initial agreement involves supplying at least 1,000 advanced electric three-wheeler cargo vehicles to Flipkart, with potential for future fleet expansion.

Samardeep Subandh highlighted the growing impact of last-mile logistics in India’s rapidly scaling e-commerce sector. He emphasized Flipkart’s commitment to sustainable last-mile logistics and the role of Bajaj Auto, a global leader in three-wheelers, in this transition. Over two years, Bajaj Auto will provide more than 1,000 electric cargo vehicles featuring the Bajaj Cargo ETEC products known for their superior performance and innovative design.

Hemant Badri underscored the environmental and societal impact of Flipkart’s operations and described the partnership with Bajaj Auto as a pivotal moment for both the company and the Indian e-commerce landscape. He reiterated Flipkart’s dedication to sustainable supply chains and its pledge to transition its last-mile delivery fleet to 100% electric vehicles as part of the Climate Group’s global EV100 initiative. By integrating the latest technology and forming strategic partnerships, Flipkart aims to enhance operational efficiency and pave the way for a more sustainable future.