E-grocery startup VegEase to shift to EVs for last-mile delivery by 2024
Cart-at-home e-grocery startup, VegEase has announced that it will transition its last-mile delivery to electric vehicles (EVs) by 2024 in a bid to reduce the carbon footprint of its logistics operations. The company, which has just completed an initial pilot this month, said it has associated with electric vehicle OEM, OBA for their three-wheeler 'eVikas' light commercial vehicles under a long-term leasing model.
"The move will contribute to an operating cost reduction of 25 percent. VegEase will add three-wheeler loaders with Li-Ion battery which have a load capacity of 300 kgs," a statement said.
Mayank Chaurasia, CEO and founder of VegEase, said EV is the future of city logistics.
"We at VegEase are dedicated to the sustainable growth of this sector. With all our deliveries happening intra-city, and through last-mile logistics, it is imperative to look at reducing the carbon footprint of our operations and to eventually reduce pollution by transport. We are convinced that this also significantly improves our costs in the long term while contributing to the creation of a robust EV ecosystem," he added.