In a bid to resolve the supply gap of electric vehicles in the market, the multi-brand electric vehicle platform BLive has partnered with Chartered Bike (CBPL), an electric mobility solutions provider, specialised in public bike sharing, in-campus mobility, e-commerce delivery, and last-mile delivery services.
Aimed at helping last-mile delivery companies, such as Zomato, Swiggy, Amazon, Flipkart, Delhivery, and Porter, the collaboration will target nationwide deployment of 10,000 2-wheeler EVs and 1,000 3-wheeler EVs over the next three years.
A press release from BLive noted that the total MoU is worth approximately INR 120 crore with estimated deployment in three phases - INR 30 crore in the first year, INR 40 core in the second, and INR 50 crore in the third year.
Samarth Kholkar, CEO & Co-founder, BLive, noted that with a focus on electric vehicles for their delivery fleet, last-mile delivery service providers have been a major accelerator of India’s electric mobility revolution. The use of electric vehicles will significantly reduce the cost of operation and energy expenses.
The lower operating costs, simple mechanism and low maintenance make EVs a winning proposition for last-mile delivery service providers, he added.
Param Mandloi, Co-founder, CBPL, noted that the company’s e-commerce and last-mile delivery services are designed to meet the needs of modern consumers who demand fast, reliable, and eco-friendly delivery options.