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LetsTransport to Augment EV Fleet to Drive EV Growth

LetsTransport has decided to augment its electric vehicle (EV) fleet on its platform to 1,000 by June 2022.

LetsTransport Having already commenced EV-led operations in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Mumbai, LetsTransport will introduce EVs to its fleet in Chennai, Pune and Kolkata.

Pushkar Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, LetsTransport said, “We are working with our customers to build cleaner and sustainable logistics solutions. With low operational and maintenance costs, we expect EV to play a pivotal role in intra-city and last-mile logistics, and we are well prepared for it. In augmenting our fleet, we are also contributing to strengthening the EV ecosystem by enabling financing of EVs, setting up charging infrastructure as well as enabling a marketplace for resale of EVs soon. This, in turn, will encourage more driver-entrepreneurs to move to EVs as it becomes a more profitable asset.”

LetsTransport has already tied up with 8 OEMs towards strengthening the EV fleet across cities. Currently, the 100-vehicle strong EV fleet includes three-wheeler vehicles from Piaggio, Etrio, ETO, Altigreen and Kinetic, with a payload capacity of 500 kgs and these operate either with fixed batteries and swappable battery systems.

The new vehicles are expected to also include 4 wheelers with a payload capacity of up to 2 tonnes. The primary deployment of these EVs is in intracity, last-mile logistics for e-commerce, retail, FMCG and 3PL distribution sectors. Some of the LetsTransport customers include Grab, Amazon, Big Basket, Delivery, DHL, Coca Cola and ITC.

LetsTransport is also committed to strengthening the EV ecosystem in the country by enabling finance for vehicle owner-operators, educating potential entrepreneurs on the commercial benefits of electric vehicles and contributing to the charging infrastructure.

It is a fact that the cost of operating a commercial 3-wheeler EV is around 20% of equivalent traditional ICE (internal combustion engine) vehicles. While the EV ecosystem is still at a nascent stage, the sustainability impact and operational costs of EVs are key drivers for early adoption in the logistics sector.

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