EV platform BLive expands partnership with Zomato

Key step in Zomato’s 100 pc EV deliveries by 2033


February 27, 2024

/ By / Delhi

EV platform BLive expands partnership with Zomato

BLive has announced expansion of its collaboration with food delivery platform Zomato in the southern region of the country

About 10 months after it entered into a partnership with food delivery service Zomato, electric vehicle platform BLive says it has expanded the partnership to help Zomato meet its objective of 100 pc food deliveries through EVs by 2033.

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Multi-brand electric vehicle platform BLive has announced expansion of its collaboration with food delivery platform Zomato in the southern region of the country.

In a press statement, BLiv says that since establishing a collaboration with Zomato in June 2023 to introduce electric vehicle fleets in metros, as well as Tier I and II cities, BLive has been upfront in facilitating Zomato’s sustainable last-mile delivery goals.

BLive says it has already successfully deployed electric vehicle fleets in four major cities across India, including Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Chennai, and Hyderabad.

The statement adds that building on this momentum, the extended collaboration now includes deploying TVS iQube scooters for last-mile deliveries in additional key cities. This strategic move not only addresses the EV supply gap but also reinforces the commitment to promoting electric mobility for sustainable business operations in multiple regions.

Samarth Kholkar

Samarth Kholkar

BLive says it aims to offer a seamless and eco-friendly solution for last-mile deliveries while fostering the adoption of electric vehicles in India. The EV platform says that for Zomato, this collaboration will further fortify its ‘EV100’ initiative aimed at 100 pc deliveries through EVs by 2033, leading to Net Zero emissions across the food ordering and delivery value chain.

‘‘BLive has been working tirelessly to enable faster adoption of EVs in India. I’m glad that our collaboration with Zomato is helping them attain their EV100 goal. This will also strengthen BLive’s position as the one-stop shop for all EV solutions as we aim to onboard 1000 micro-fleet operators in the next three years to meet the requirements of the growing last-mile delivery sector,’’ says Samarth Kholkar, CEO and Co-founder, Blive.

Anjalli Ravi Kumar

Anjalli Ravi Kumar

‘‘We are deeply committed to reducing the environmental impact of food deliveries. Our commitment to facilitating 100 pc deliveries through EVs, leading to Net Zero emissions across the food ordering and delivery value chain by 2033, is powered by partnerships like these. A shift from conventional vehicles to eco-friendly EV is a shared commitment to sustainability and aligns with our vision of becoming a more responsible and sustainable company,’’ says Anjalli Ravi Kumar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Zomato.

 The statement adds that notably, this partnership is a part of BLive’s Rent-to-Own model, to make EVs affordable for all delivery partners. Moreover, BLive also offers a wide range of EVs from all top brands to delivery partners.

At present, EVs account for about 5 pc of total vehicle sales but there is a significant shift from Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) vehicles to EVs is happening. However, experts are estimating that EVs could account for more than 40 pc of India’s automotive market by 2030.

In India, last-mile deliveries account for 66 pc of daily trips or roughly 200 million journeys. Most of the organisations are now encouraging their delivery executives to switch to EVs and hence the opportunities of growth in this sector are immense. And BLive is geared up to play a pivotal role in the EV revolution unfolding in India.



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