The Delhi Government on Wednesday announced its Pilot Project under which online orders will be delivered using Electric Vehicles (EVs). Up to 1,000 such electric vehicles are expected to be deployed in the city over the period of next 12 months.
The Government has partnered up with 30 online delivery players in the market, which include Flipkart, Amazon, Bigbasket, Uber Eats, Zomato, Altigreen PL, Mahindra Electric, Tata Motors, Hero Electric and many more including Blue Dart Express.
Kailash Gahlot, Minister of Transport, Government of NCT of Delhi said,” To make life easier and better for the common man, it is critical that the cost of EVs come down. We are willing to work with all stakeholders in the industry and resolve any hurdles that they face in the rollout of EVs in the city.” He further added,” Delhi Government is committed to reducing vehicular pollution through the introduction of electric vehicles.”
The Minister of Transport made an announcement on the inauguration of the Urban Mobility Lab workshop to promote innovation practices for clean and sustainable mobility in Delhi. The Urban Mobility Lab is a joint initiative of the Delhi dialogue and Development Commission (DDC) and the non-profit group Rocky Mountain Institute.
Dave Mullaney, director of RMI global freight transport initiative, said “The participants who are working with us and their excitement to be on this pilot shows that clearly. It is an incredibly exciting group that includes titans of Indian industry, global e-commerce giants and brand new homegrown startups.”