EVET will provide companies with electric fleets for mid-way meal delivery.
Magenta co-founder Darryl Dias with the EVET electric delivery van.
Magenta’s electric vehicle, charging and technology vertical EVET has partnered with Elior India, SPRINK Kinematic FoodTech, Kadambass Hotels and Foodieverse to provide electric vehicles for food delivery services. The partnership is said to be EVET’s first foray into mid-mile deliveries and furthers the development of electric vehicles in the delivery business. Bengaluru will be the first city to benefit from the new partnership, which will expand to other cities in the coming months. EVET currently operates around 400 electric vehicles in its fleet, spread across several cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Mid-mile delivery involves transporting goods from a warehouse or distribution center to the final point of purchase, such as a store or restaurant.
“We are excited to partner and use electric vehicles to enter the food delivery space, where food safety and delivery compliance are of paramount importance. Electric vehicle deliveries will reduce the operating costs of delivery trucks by as much as 20-40%, enabling Benefit from our various partners “We have already deployed around 100 EVET vehicles for food delivery as well as the requisite charging network and are looking to increase this to 600 EVET vehicles in the next few months, only in the food delivery sector ,” said co-founder Darryl Dias of Magenta.
Under the new partnership, EVET said it is deploying new electric tricycles with greater load capacity and fast charging capabilities to maximize availability. The company said its fleet is also managed by an in-house developed fleet management system that allows for real-time vehicle tracking and dedicated service support.
Abhishek Mandal, co-founder and COO of SPRINK said: “We at SPRINK (Kinematic Foodtech Pvt. LTD) are committed to providing alternative and sustainable mobility options for our delivery requirements. Through our partnership with EVET last December, we were able to Converting 70% of vehicles to electric vehicles and we are on track to achieve 100% in the next 3 months.”
EVET said it hopes to reach its goal of covering more than 1 million kilometers per month with its electric vehicle delivery fleet by 2023. The company has partnered with e-commerce companies to provide last-mile delivery services.
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