Flipkart Big Billion Days 2021; Over 2,000 electric vehicles deployed for delivery ahead of the festive season

Updated on Oct 01, 2021 09:04 PM IST  |  111.7K
   
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Flipkart Big Billion Days 2021; Over 2,000 electric vehicles deployed for delivery ahead of the festive season
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Flipkart Big Billion Days sale is around the corners and the Indian e-commerce giant has already started teasing about the discounts and offers. Ahead of the BBD sale the company has made an important announcement stating that Flipkart will deploy more than 2,000 electric vehicles before the sale which will kick start from October 7th. According to the companies, the new electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers will be provided to the delivery persons who are going to be an essential part of the festive season. 

“These 2,000 electric two-wheelers and three-wheelers have been deployed across 90 cities in India and will help deliver smiles this festive season sustainably,” reads an official statement. 

Back in 2020, the company has promised to deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles in its supply chain. Flipkart claimed that this mission will be completed by 2023, it seems that the company is deploying EVs and moving closer to the goal. This time the e-commerce company will deploy 2,000 EVs across 90 cities. 

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Cities like Bengaluru, Delhi/NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Waidhan, Hyderabad, Vidisha, Shajapur, Jhabua, Pune, Sonai, Mysore and Rampur are going to receive EVs for delivery purposes. The company has also eliminated the use of single-use plastic in their supply chain in July this year. 

According to the company, “more than 75% of Flipkart’s seller-fulfilled shipments are now being processed in sustainable packaging, marking a 20x increase over July 2020 and covering more than 70 facilities across India.”

“The festive season is about creating progressive value for all stakeholders. We are proud to uphold our promise to our customers to bring them a sustainable festive season with each order. The Flipkart teams have come together to ensure our delivery executives are delivering to thousands of pincodes across 90 cities in more than 2,000 electric vehicles,” says Mahesh Pratap Singh, Flipkart Head – Sustainability and Social Responsibility. 

How many EVs Flipkart promise to deploy before BBD 2021?
Flipkart will deploy more than 2,000 electric vehicles before the launch which will kick start from October 7th.

How many EVs Flipkart promise to deploy by 2023?
Back in 2020, the company has promised to deploy more than 25,000 electric vehicles in its supply chain. Flipkart claimed that this mission will be completed by 2023.

How Flipkart eliminates the use of plastic in packaging?
More than 75% of Flipkart’s seller-fulfilled shipments are now being processed in sustainable packaging, marking a 20x increase over July 2020.

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