In line with its commitment to transform last-mile delivery operations and promote sustainable transportation in the country, SUN Mobility, the leading provider of energy infrastructure and services for electric vehicles (EVs), has joined hands with Swiggy, India's leading on-demand convenience delivery platform to power more than 15,000 e-bikes in Swiggy’s delivery fleet in the next 12 months.
Through this partnership, Swiggy’s last-mile delivery e-bike fleet will have access to SUN Mobility’s state-of-the-art battery-swapping technology and a wide network of battery-swapping stations. With the introduction of e-bikes into the ecosystem of delivery vehicles owned or leased by Swiggy's delivery executives, Swiggy will be able to further its commitment to quick, dependable, and environmentally friendly deliveries.
"We are happy to partner with Swiggy, a pioneer in the food and on-demand delivery industry, to drive the adoption of electric mobility in India," said Anant Badjatya, CEO, SUN Mobility. "SUN Mobility is committed to promoting sustainable last-mile deliveries through electrification of the delivery fleet. Through our partnership with Swiggy, we will work towards our shared vision of reducing our carbon footprint, promoting sustainable mobility, and contributing to a greener environment.
Mihir Shah, Head of Operations at Swiggy said, “As part of our early and long-term commitment to greener transportation, Swiggy is always looking for ways to increase the adoption of electric vehicles in our delivery fleet. Working with SUN Mobility allows us to solve concerns about access to battery-swapping stations. Our delivery partners can keep going without putting in extra miles or delays due to battery-swapping; all while giving them savings on fuel and vehicle maintenance and contributing to a greener environment.”
Swiggy’s fleet delivers millions of orders each month with delivery executives traveling an average of 80- 100 kilometers daily. With quick access to battery-swapping stations in close proximity to hubs of delivery activity such as busy restaurants, Swiggy aims to encourage its existing fleet of delivery executives to transition to EVs. This will also enable them to save up to 40% of the vehicle running cost, positively impacting their earnings.
The move aligns with Swiggy’s commitment to cover 8 Lakh Kms per day through Electric Vehicles By 2025.