Mahindra Logistics crosses 1,250 Electric Vehicles mark, ahead of World EV Day. Mahindra Logistics Ltd. (MLL), one of India’s largest Third-Party Logistics (3PL) solution providers, on account of World EV Day revealed that ‘EDeL’, its Electric Vehicle (EV) based last mile delivery services -has crossed deploying a fleet of 1,000 electric vehicles and has covered over 13 million green kilometers. These EV’s are deployed across 16 major cities in India which includes Bangalore, Delhi NCR, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Nagpur, Nashik, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Lucknow and Indore. In addition to this, the company also has 250 Electric Vehicles in its Mobility business across India, and has covered an additional 14 million green kilometers.
Edel is an important part of MLL’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2040 and aims to electrify 100% of its Last mile fleet by 2026. In order to monitor and optimally utilize its fleet, MLL has developed and deployed an IT enabled control tower for Edel. The control tower gives visibility about location of the vehicles additionally indicating battery health at all times and can guide the drivers to the nearest charging station.
Mr. Sreeram Venkateswaran, Sr. Vice President – Sales, Marketing & Communication, Mahindra Logistics Ltd., said “Customers are increasingly demanding dependable and sustainable modes of logistics and mobility. At Mahindra Logistics, we are catering to such customers, and are transitioning to a more sustainable method of movement. with our electric vehicle fleet. We intend to enable last mile logistics with our electric vehicles for our clients.
Mr. Ankur Singhai, Vice President – E commerce Business, Mahindra Logistics, said “It is heartening to note that both the Central and State governments are enabling multiple policies to drive EV adoption in accordance with the goal of reaching EV penetration target for different vehicle classes by 2030. Different organizations especially utility companies are working with great zeal to enable the entire ecosystem by setting up dense public charging infrastructure which will accelerate EV adoption. At Mahindra Logistics, we strongly believe that EV is the future of cargo movement especially last mile services and hence there is a great amount of focus on Edel. While the current Edel fleet is predominantly three-wheeler based, we are actively exploring both SCV and LCV options with few partners. Electric bikes too form an important part of our strategy and trials are underway for certain use cases.”
Mr. Kannan Chakravarthy, Head of Mobility Solutions said, “At MLL Mobility, we envision green fleets enabling a sustainable planet. Meru Mobility has been delivering delightful commuter experience through 250+ electric vehicles. We are noticing a distinct shift of Commuter prefers towards Electric Vehicles. At airports, many commuters are requesting for electric vehicles over ICE vehicles, which is a welcoming trend”, he adds.