Domestic 3PL major, Mahindra Logistics has launched its cargo last-mile delivery service under the brand name ‘EDel’. This new service line of sustainable last-mile logistics and fulfilment with ‘EDel’ would particularly be deployed to serve customers in E-Commerce, FMCG,etc. EDel would initially operate across 6 major cities in India including Bengaluru, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Hyderabad and Kolkata, before expanding to a total of 14 cities in the next 12 months.
EDel will deploy a fleet of EVs starting with 3W vehicles, designed for cargo applications. The fleet will be deployed by MLL in collaboration with its supply partners. MLL will also be establishing a network of dedicated charging infrastructure for its EV operations under EDelwith connected telematics platform to enable customer experience, vehicle & battery utilization and network management.
In Phase 1, EDel is focused on deploying a fleet of 1000 vehicles. The initial focus will be on 3W cargo applications and EDel will primarily utilise the Treo Zor EV by Mahindra Electric. In future, MLL will also evaluate expanding to 4W and other electric delivery options.
Commenting on the launch, Rampraveen Swaminathan, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Logistics, said “ Demand for last-mile services continue to grow across India, and we believe electric vehicles provide an ideal long-term solution for the emerging imperatives around sustainability & cost effectiveness. EDel is a key lever of our approach to sustainability.”