Flipkart pledges 100 per cent transition to electric vehicles by 2030
Demonstrating a commitment to long-term sustainability across its e-commerce value chain, Flipkart announced its commitment to transition to electric vehicles by joining the Climate Group’s global electric mobility initiative, EV100. The EV100 brings together forward-looking companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles and making electric transport the new normal by 2030. As a part of this commitment, Flipkart is committing to a phased integration of electric vehicles into its entire fleet by 2030.
Kalyan Krishnamurthy, the CEO, Flipkart Group, said, “Our commitment to the Climate Group’s EV100 initiative ties in with this larger vision of environmental sustainability and allows us to learn from the most forward-thinking global perspectives as part of the EV100 ecosystem. With our scale & scope and intense focus on Sustainability agenda, we believe we can play a significant role in not just fast-tracking the adoption of electric vehicles but also making clean mobility mainstream.”
Flipkart says this transition will be done through placing requirements in service contracts, installing charging infrastructure close to its 1,400 supply chain premises, conducting awareness programs, and incentivizing delivery executives towards the use of electric vehicles. Flipkart will spearhead the sector’s sustainability transformation, and support India’s ambition to ensure 30 percent electric mobility by 2030.
Electrification of its entire logistics fleet is a key part of Flipkart’s larger sustainability goal and the EV100 commitment is in line with that. As the first e-commerce player in India to join the globally recognized EV100 initiative, Flipkart will further EV100’s goal of catalyzing corporate leadership for electric vehicles in India. Flipkart will join over 70 companies from across the globe that is committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles.