BigBasket to increase electric vehicle based delivery by 10 to 20 times

The online fast moving consumer goods platform BigBasket plans to upscale its electric vehicle based delivery capabilities by between 10 and 20 times over the next year to increase sustainability in the business.

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BigBasket aims to increase its electric vehicle based delivery fleet from 150 electric vans and 50 electric bikes at present to 10 to 20 times more, the business said in a statement on September 6, as reported by the Press Trust of India. BigBasket aims to reach a total of around 1,000 vans and 2,000 bikes over the course of the coming year.

"Bigbasket has always been committed towards carrying out its processes in a sustainable manner,” said BigBasket’s chief customer experience officer K B Nagaraju, as reported by the Press Trust of India. “Apart from undertaking other environment-friendly initiatives, we were the first to introduce electric vehicles for our last-mile delivery operations in 2016.”

The move will have the dual aim of reducing costs and increasing sustainability, according to the business. "The company pushes for increasing usage of electric vehicles and bikes for its end-to-end last-mile delivery operations," said the business.

BigBasket retails a multi-brand range of FMCG products such as beauty products, personal care items, and groceries. The business has a presence in 26 Indian cities and retails a selection of over 18,000 products from over 1,000 brands, according to its website. 

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