Greaves Cotton's electric two-wheeler business Ampere Vehicles has partnered Bigbasket, one of India’s largest online supermarket, which will see Ampere providing custom-fit electric scooters for Bigbasket's delivery fleet in key metros across India.
As part of the agreement, Ampere Vehicles will provide e-scooters optimised for last-mile delivery purposes in Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Pune and Delhi NCR. Bigbasket operates fleets of delivery teams across 26 cities of India to cater to over 250,000 customer orders a day.
Commenting on the partnership, P Sanjeev, COO, Ampere Vehicles said: “As Ampere is expanding its EV network in India, we aim to foster EV growth and adoption across B2B businesses which can cut down the operation cost thus helping them gain competitive advantage. Our electric scooters suits all types of riders and are an economical option for personal as well as commercial use. This tie-up with Bigbasket is a testament of our custom made product range best suited for specific business needs.”
KB Nagaraju, chief customer experience officer, Bigbasket said, “In September last year we had articulated the intention to expand our fleet of EV 2W by at least 10 times within a span of one year. This partnership with Ampere is certainly in that direction of going green and the EV fleet makes a great business case for us in terms of lowered costs and stronger social capital built through our sustainable practice. We were one of the first companies in India to use EV for last mile delivery operations way back in 2016 and as we step into a new decade, EVs will be a critical part of our logistics plan.”