Hero Electric partners with Turtle Mobility to strengthen the last-mile delivery segment, Auto News, ET Auto
New Delhi: On Monday, e-scooter company, Hero Electric announced its partnership with Turtle Mobility, a startup offering last-mile delivery connectivity solutions to e-commerce and grocery companies. Hero Electric will deliver 200 scooters by the end of 2021 and, over 1000 scooters by the end of 2022.
Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric said, “We constantly strive to quicken the pace of transition to e-mobility and push forward the same through B2B partnerships to strengthen the EV ecosystem across India. This partnership is another step to boost the rapidly growing logistics and delivery industry and steer our commitment to carbon-free mobility by electrifying the segment.”
Hero’s 2Ws are flexible, modular, and versatile offering longer mileage and a low cost of ownership and it further fulfills consumer needs of last-mile delivery offered by Turtle Mobility, Gill added.
According to a media release, the government is targeting a complete switch of the delivery fleet used by e-commerce and last-mile mobility solution providers to electric for reduced emission. Hero Electric has partnered with numerous B2B startups to supply electric scooters to address the segment’s challenges. Turtle Mobility was incorporated in the second quarter of 2021 to further develop the electric vehicle ecosystem in the mid and last-mile delivery segment.
The use of high-speed EV scooters has become increasingly favorable in states for their multiple benefits, including low carbon footprint, ease of access, low operational costs as well as cost optimization for last-mile deliveries, said Kapil Gupta, Founder & Director, Turtle Mobility.
Stating that it is only a matter of time for such scooters to become widely relevant in the country across e-commerce companies for last-mile deliveries, Gupta said, “It will also help us to generate work opportunities for self-employed individuals in the informal sector by offering them a more affordable and easily accessible alternative to ICE vehicles.”
The EV Company has been associated with Turtle Mobility since July 2021 and has delivered 100 NYX scooters. Looking to convert 35% of sales from the B2B segment in the next four years, Hero Electric is maximizing efforts towards EV transition in India.