The purpose of this partnership is to extend the share of EVs in food delivery services
TVS Motor Company signed a memorandum of understanding with Swiggy to strengthen and diversify electric mobility through addition of EVs in the food provider’s delivery fleet. Together they will test the implementation of TVS’s iQube Electric across all major cities by the end of the financial year for EV for food delivery and other on-demand services. The electric scooter is presently available in 33 cities, including Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Pune, Kochi and Coimbatore.
Mr Manu Saxena, Senior VP- Future Mobility of TVS Motor Company, said, “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,”
Mr Mihir Rajesh Shah, VP- Operations of Swiggy, said, “Swiggy has been pioneering the need for greater EV adoption, with a commitment to make deliveries spanning 800,000km 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.”
At present, iQube scooter is the only electric vehicle offered by TVS priced at Rs one lakh (ex-showroom). The bikemaker has plans to increase its EV lineup in the near future. Check out our review on the iQube here.