LetsTransport, a Bengaluru-based tech-logistics firm, has entered into an agreement with Etrio, India’s fastest growing EV(Electric Vehicle) startup, to add electric vehicles to its fleet, driven by the need to achieve sustainable growth and boost the energy efficiency of the logistics sector.LetsTransport will phase in the Touro three-wheeler EV in its last-mile operations across Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, and Pune over the next six months, as part of this partnership. By replacing traditional fossil-fuel three-wheelers with these vehicles, carbon dioxide emissions will be reduced. LetsTransport will use these trucks for a number of high-profile ecommerce clients. as in food, fruits and vegetables and FMCG sectors.
With over 70% of global EV sales, the three-wheeler electric vehicle has been the front-runner in India’s electric transportation goal. While the majority of this has been e-auto rickshaws for people transportation, there is undeniable evidence that last-mile logistics providers are working to lower the carbon footprint of intra-city logistics. LetsTransport has EVs on the road currently, and the new fleet from Etrio will further strengthen its commitment to sustainable growth.
The Etrio Touro vehicles will be utilised to transport medium and big goods and will offer significant cost savings. They can transport 500 kg over an 80-90 mile distance with a standard battery pack. The operational cost per car is less than INR 1, which is four times less than diesel automobiles, which cost INR 3-4 per vehicle (at an average mileage of 22 kms per litre of diesel).