Swiggy and Reliance
Swiggy has signed an alliance with Reliance BP Mobility Ltd to build an ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) battery-swapping stations across the country. The partnership aims to create a greener and cost-effective solution for delivery fleets through innovative business models.
Swiggy, an online food delivery platform, has announced a partnership with Reliance BP Mobility Ltd (RBML) to develop an ecosystem for electric vehicle (EV) battery-swapping stations around the country.
Through creative business models, the collaboration hopes to use its strengths of scale, reach, and technology to create a greener and more cost-effective option for delivery fleets. Swiggy has also teamed with Hero Lectro, a renowned e-bike manufacturer, and Fast Dispatch Logistics, a major last-mile delivery company in the UK, to facilitate end-to-end Swiggy orders through cargo e-bikes.
Bengaluru, New Delhi, and Hyderabad are currently hosting the trails. They aimed at Swiggy’s goal of covering 8 lakh km of daily deliveries using electric vehicles by 2025.
Making deliveries in electric vehicles is predicted to reduce operating costs by up to 40%, resulting in increased earnings for Swiggy’s delivery partners.
Swiggy CEO Sriharsha Majety
“As SWIGGY seeks to provide greater convenience to our customers, we are also conscious of our operations, environmental influence and are taking the necessary steps to make our journey more sustainable,” Swiggy CEO Sriharsha Majety stated.
“Transitioning to electric vehicles is a crucial step in this approach. It will benefit not only the environment but also our delivery partners, allowing them to earn more, “he stated
CEO Harish C Mehta
The collaboration with Swiggy, according to RBML CEO Harish C Mehta, could cause disruption and accelerate EV adoption across delivery and transportation companies in the country.
“We convinced that our extensive network of battery swap stations would greatly benefit Swiggy and their delivery partners,” he said.
Hero Lectro Cargo
Hero Lectro Cargo e-bikes, on the other hand, are explicitly intended for last-mile deliveries and can ride up to 25 mph with a range of 70 to 75 kilometres per charge, making them ideal for short-distance deliveries.