Hero Electric, Turtle Mobility partners to bolster last-mile delivery segment
Hero Electric has announced that it has partnered with last-mile delivery solutions startup Turtle Mobility for 1,000 e-scooters.
The government is targeting a complete switch of the delivery fleet used by e-commerce and last-mile mobility solution providers to electric for reduced emission, Hero Electric said, adding, the company has partnered with numerous B2B startups to supply electric scooters to address the segment's challenges.
"We constantly strive to quicken the pace of transition to e-mobility and push forward the same through B2B partnerships to strengthen the EV ecosystem across India. This partnership is another step to boost the rapidly growing logistics and delivery industry and steer our commitment to carbon-free mobility by electrifying the segment," stated Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric.
Hero's 2Ws are flexible, modular, and versatile -- offering longer mileage and a low cost of ownership and it further fulfills consumer needs of last-mile delivery offered by Turtle Mobility, Gill added.
"Hero Electric has been associated with Turtle Mobility since July 2021 and has delivered 100 NYX scooters. Looking to convert 35 percent of sales from the B2B segment in the next four years," said Kapil Gupta, Founder & Director, Turtle Mobility.
The use of high-speed EV scooters has become progressively more favorable in states for their multiple benefits, including low carbon footprint, ease of access, low operational costs as well as cost optimization for last-mile deliveries, he said.
Stating that it is only a matter of time for such scooters to become widely relevant in the country across e-commerce companies for last-mile deliveries, Gupta said, "It will also help us to generate work opportunities for self-employed individuals in the informal sector by offering them a more affordable and easily accessible alternative to ICE vehicles."