Gurgaon-based electric vehicle start-up in the last-mile delivery segment Zypp Electric has expanded its services to Bangalore and Pune. The company has inducted a fleet of 200 e-scooters for the two cities.
With this expansion the startup is now operating in 9 cities across India – New Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Jaipur, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Pune. The company had started operations with 100 e-two-wheelers in each of the two cities. It has teamed up with grocery, e-commerce, and food tech majors including Bigbasket, Biddano, Grofers, and Flipkart to electrify last-mile delivery in both cities. All deliveries in the two cities will be made by electric scooters with API integration. Furthermore, Zypp Electric will initially deploy 20 battery swapping and charging stations to ensure that the vehicles run properly.
At present, the start-up has engaged a crew of trained male and female riders (women riders account for 10% of all trained riders). All of the riders are complying with Covid etiquette by donning masks, gloves, and face shields to ensure their safety.
Akash Gupta, co-founder and CEO, Zypee Electric: “We are ecstatic to announce the debut of Zypp Electric's last-mile delivery services in two of the country's most important IT hubs: Bangalore and Pune, using our 100 IoT and AI-enabled electric scooters. In the next three months, we want to expand to a fleet of 1,000 electric vehicles in both cities. To gain EV leading positions, we wish to begin our activities in as many places as possible. Our main goal is to work with organisations, businesses, and local retailers to provide environmentally friendly and delivery services using our electric bikes, which will help these communities embrace a carbon-free ecosystem and minimise pollution.”