Maersk Charges Ahead: Expanding Electric Fleet to Over 500 Vehicles for Green Logistics Revolution in India

Maersk Charges Ahead: Expanding Electric Fleet to Over 500 Vehicles for Green Logistics Revolution in India

(IN BRIEF) Maersk, a global shipping and logistics company, is rapidly expanding its electric vehicle (EV) fleet in India, aiming to strengthen the fleet to over 500 vehicles in 26 cities. The company is committed to achieving net-zero emissions and providing customers with 100% green solutions by 2040. The EV fleet is part of Maersk’s strategy to decarbonize logistics and meet customer demand for environmentally friendly supply chain solutions. Maersk introduced three-wheeler and four-wheeler EVs in Mumbai in September 2022 and has since partnered with an e-commerce platform to deploy over 200 EVs across 15 cities, covering middle- and last-mile distribution. The EV fleet offers various vehicle options to cater to different commodities and operating ranges. Maersk’s EV fleet has already traveled more than 135,000 km, and the company is investing in a charging network, including utilizing solar energy at its facilities.

(PRESS RELEASE) COPENHAGEN, 22-Aug-2023 — /EuropaWire/ — Maersk (Maersk) has the ambition to be Net Zero across business and provide customers with 100% green solutions by 2040. To achieve this goal, there is a strong need to decarbonise logistics at every stage. It is important not only for Maersk to achieve these sustainability goals but for the customers too, who are demanding environmentally friendly solutions that would decarbonise their supply chains.

In September 2022, Maersk unveiled its three-wheeler and four-wheeler EVs in Mumbai, India and soon rolled them out for its first customer in the NCR region. Since then, the awareness around EVs that can support distribution logistics in India has risen, and with that has come an unprecedented demand from several customers.

“India is a large market with a constantly growing demand for distribution logistics. E-Commerce has particularly seen unprecedented growth in India over the last few years and has tremendous potential to keep growing in the coming years. With growing e-Commerce came the growing demand, especially for middle- and last-mile distribution. But it is not limited to just any distribution means – our customers are keen on decarbonising supply chains rapidly, and we are stepping in to support them with our fleet of EVs in India”. Vikash Agarwal, Managing Director, Maersk South Asia

Maersk has recently tied up with a large e-Commerce platform in India to support its distribution requirements with a dedicated fleet of EVs that range in the capacity of 550 to 700 Kgs with a driving range of over 120 km. Over 200+ vehicles have already been deployed across 15 cities, and more than 300 EVs.

With a range of EVs available in our fleet, we are able to provide our customers the option to choose depending on the commodities they want to move and in the radius that they want to operate in. We have as small as two-wheelers that are delivering fresh ready-to-eat salads in the NCR region for a customer, to groceries and lifestyle items for another customer across the country”. Jitendra Kapoor, Head of Middle Mile & Last Mile Distribution, Maersk South Asia

So far, Maersk’s EV fleet has covered more than 135,000 km. Maersk is also investing in creating a charging network for its fleet of EVs, including the option to harness solar energy at its own facilities for warehouses across the country.

About Maersk

A.P. Moller – Maersk is an integrated logistics company working to connect and simplify its customers’ supply chains. As a global leader in logistics services, the company operates in more than 130 countries and employs over 100,000 people. Maersk is aiming to reach net zero emissions by 2040 across the entire business with new technologies, new vessels, and green fuels.

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SOURCE: A.P. Moller – Maersk


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