Apart from Zomato, Zypp Electric is serving Swiggy, BigBasket, Zepto, Blinkit, etc with last-mile transportation solutions.
Indian electric vehicle startup Zypp Electric said on Tuesday that it has partnered with food delivery platform Zomato for deploying one lakh electric scooters by 2024. As a part of this collaboration, Zypp Electric will also provide delivery partners to Zomato for last-mile deliveries in various cities across India.
The tie-up is said to be a part of Zomato’s larger plan to go completely electric by 2030 as part of its commitment to “The Climate Group’s EV100” initiative. Zomato’s chief operating officer Mohit Sardana said the association with Zypp Electric is another step towards this goal of going completely electric by the end of this decade and will enable the food delivery company to bring more sustainable last-mile delivery options to its customers.
Zypp Electric’s co-founder Tushar Mehta, on the other hand, said that food delivery is on two-wheelers running on petrol and shifting to EVs would help save cost. With this association, the EV company aims to drive growth and expansion into multiple markets and empower gig workers, Mehta added.
The Indian electric mobility company that provides last-mile transportation solutions using electric scooters and bicycles claim that it has currently over 13,000 electric vehicles running on roads as part of the sustainable transportation plan. Zypp Electric aims to significantly reduce carbon emissions by up to 35 million kilograms and targets to achieve more than 1 crore green deliveries through EVs by 2024.
The company primarily operates in the business-to-business (or B2B) sector, catering to delivery companies, e-commerce platforms, and other businesses that require last-mile transportation solutions. Apart from Zomato, Zypp Electric is serving Swiggy, BigBasket, Zepto, Blinkit, Blue Dart, DTDC, PharmEasy, Rapido, and many more with EV solutions as well as delivery partners. It also provides services to individual consumers through its mobile app.
Last year, Zypp Electric partnered with Alt Mobility to lease 15,000 electric two-wheelers to facilitate last-mile deliveries across the national capital. The partnership said to increase the EV startup’s fleet size by three times in that financial year and aided in offsetting approximately 18 million kilograms of carbon emissions annually.
Elsewhere, Zomato-owned instant delivery provider Blinkit was recently in the news as its bike riders halted work to protest for better wages. Several delivery riders in Delhi and across Delhi-NCR have coordinated the protest via WhatsApp groups to roll back the latest payout scheme that was reduced from Rs 50 to Rs 25 and now Rs 15.