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TVS, Swiggy partner to bring EVs to food delivery

TVS wants EVs to do 800,000km of deliveries a day by 2025

54-TVS-iQube-Electric The TVS iQube electric scooter

Two and thee-wheeler maker TVS Motor Company has partnered with food delivery service Swiggy to collaborate on adopting electric vehicles in the latter’s delivery fleet. Swiggy plans to have 800,000km worth of deliveries done by EVs by 2025.

At present, TVS has just one EV on offer, the iQube scooter.

“TVS Motor Company has been at the forefront of delivering green and connected vehicles to our customers. Our collaboration with Swiggy is a key step towards strengthening the electrification of mobility in food delivery and last-mile delivery services, furthering the easy adoption of EVs amongst customers. This also marks our foray into showcasing our commitment in the electric commercial mobility segment. We look forward to our alliance with Swiggy, who are the leaders in the Indian food and on-demand delivery market and are leading the way in creating a wide and sustainable e-mobility ecosystem in the country,” said Manu Saxena, Senior Vice President – Future Mobility, TVS Motor Company.

“Swiggy has been pioneering the need for greater EV adoption, with a commitment to make deliveries spanning 8,00,000 kilometres per day through EVs by 2025. We believe they offer a sustainable solution in green mobility while also empowering our delivery partners to earn more. This pilot with TVS will help us better understand the needs of the delivery fleet and the steps we can take to make our operations more greener and sustainable,” said Mihir Rajesh Shah, Vice President Operations, Swiggy.

The company’s MoU with Swiggy is in line with its commitment to expanding the presence of TVS iQube Electric across all major cities by the end of the financial year. The electric scooter is presently available in 33 cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kochi and Coimbatore.

In October 2021, TVS announced that it would set up a new subsidiary for its EV segment, and planned investment of Rs 1,000 crore in the space.

Last year, Zomato committed to having 100 per cent of its fleet run in EVs by 2030.  

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