Food delivery platform Swiggy has joined hands with Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML) in a bid to level-up the through electric vehicles for making the company more sustainable and pollution-free.
As a part of the alliance, Reliance BP Mobility Ltd (RBML) will be building the mobility ecosystem for the delivery executives of Swiggy. Trials on pilot projects have already started on this. Swiggy is focussion on the target of delivery spanning 8 lakh km every day via EVs in the next four years.
As per an estimate mention in the communique, around 40 percent of the cost of running vehicles will come down via EV usage, which is a big boost for Swiggy. On average, each delivery partner of Swiggy travels around 80-100 km every day.
“As we continue to work towards providing our consumers with greater convenience, we are also mindful of the environmental impact of our operations and are taking the necessary steps to make our journey more sustainable,” Swiggy CEO Sriharsha Majety said in a statement.
Reliance BP Mobility CEO Harish C Mehta, said RBML has forayed into e-mobility services and is committed to creating an ecosystem which will help accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles in the country. “Leveraging the best of bp’s global learnings in electrification, RBML is setting up a robust and sustainable infrastructure comprising EV charging hubs and battery swapping stations offering digitally enabled services to all stakeholders,” he added.
Swiggy has also partnered with Hero Lectro, e-cycle manufacturer, and Fast Despatch Logistics, a last-mile delivery platform in the UK, to enable end-to-end delivery of orders. Trials regarding this are undergoing across Hyderabad, Bengaluru and New Delhi.
E-bikes, can travel at a maximum speed of 25 kmph, with a range of 70-75 km per charge. If the battery runs out, it can be used as regular cycles using pedals and can be charged as per the user’s convenience at a regular charging point.