Bolloré Logistics India adds two new electric trucks
Electric trucks are a source of savings for businesses in addition to environmental benefits
Bolloré Logistics India has added two new electric vehicles to its fleet in Mumbai & Bangalore in line with the objective of reducing carbon emissions linked to scope 3 (transport).
Ideal for intra-city pick-ups & deliveries, these vans eliminate the use of more than 3,500 litres of diesel, says an official release. "These are primarily used to deliver goods to highly environmentally sensitive customers but also to provide an eco-friendly transportation option to all other Bolloré Logistics customers in India. By increasing its fleet of low emission vehicles, Bolloré Logistics India is demonstrating its commitment to reducing its environmental impact and supporting India’s transition to a more sustainable economy."
Electric trucks are a source of savings for businesses in addition to environmental benefits, the release added. "The cost of electricity is generally lower in India than the cost of diesel and CNG fuel, and electric trucks require less maintenance. A study by the NITI Aayog found that electric trucks can save businesses up to Rs. 1 crore over the lifetime of the vehicle."
These electric trucks have travelled over 10,000 km across Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore, saving 8.30 tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions. CNG trucks have already covered more than 138,500 km, reducing emissions by 27.03 tonnes since they were deployed, the release added.