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    EV makers target delivery, logistics companies to widen market

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    Greaves Cotton-owned Ampere Vehicles, which makes electric scooters, has made its entry into the ecommerce segment through a deal with grocery app BigBasket. It has also entered into an agreement with Bengaluru-based Bounce for deploying scooters for ride-share.

    Chennai: Electric vehicle makers are seeing traction in selling to ecommerce players, last-mile delivery providers and third-party logistics companies in a step to widen market access for green energy products, before they could make a dent in the passenger segment in the country.

    Greaves Cotton-owned Ampere Vehicles, which makes electric scooters, has made its entry into the ecommerce segment through a deal with grocery app BigBasket.

    It has also entered into an agreement with Bengaluru-based Bounce for deploying scooters for ride-share. With tie-ups with schools, hospitals and real estate companies for its range of electric vehicles, Ampere has a growing business-to-business vertical supporting its range: “We see a huge potential here, especially for the two-wheelers,” chief operating officer Sanjeev P said.

    For use cases such as last-mile delivery, the electric proposition is an appealing fit. The Ampere Zeal scooter is fitted with carriers to enable load-carrying. “Our electric proposition has a clear commercial aspect: cheaper rides per kilometre, convenient charge-and-go applications and tracking facility. We see this opportunity getting bigger in the future,” Sanjeev said.

    BigBasket will begin introducing Ampere vehicles by February, hitting key cities such as Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad in a phased manner.

    At 70 paise a km, including charging costs, electric vehicles are clearly cheaper than fossil fueldriven vehicles, said KB Nagaraju, BigBasket’s chief customer experience officer.
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    Suresh Kamath205 days ago
    Compliments to these efficient Team of Greaves Cotton who planned such EV and targeted Logistics Companies for the last mile deliveries to the Customers from the Warehouses and surely WOULD be a Game Changer as the Cost to the Company is TRULY helping in their efforts to SAVE use of Fossil Fuels and thereby SAVE FOREX for the Country too
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