Gati Ltd., an Allcargo Group company has expanded its EV-led last-mile delivery partnership with home furnishings retailer IKEA India for its store in Nagasandra, Bengaluru.
In line with Gati’s vision to offer green express logistics solutions and support the government’s goal to cut the net carbon emissions to zero by 2070, Gati has deployed Electric three-wheeler cargo vehicles at IKEA’s Nagasandra store and plans to onboard larger capacity four-wheeler cargo vehicles in near future. Gati aims to increase the EV-led last mile deliveries for store to over 70 percent by 2023.
Commenting on the collaboration, Pirojshaw Sarkari, CEO, Gati Ltd. said, “Deploying EVs for express distributions is a part of our sustainability and green logistics initiatives. Both Gati and IKEA are committed to last mile zero emission deliveries . Our association with IKEA is since 2019 and its subsequent extension from IKEA Hyderabad to Bengaluru store is a testament to that commitment. The collaboration is also in line with the government’s initiatives to promote green growth – economic growth keeping sustainability in focus. The EV deployment in logistics transportation is set to grow on the back of increasing ESG awareness among corporates and customer demand for sustainable logistics services. We look forward to extending our support to IKEA in its mission to achieve sustainable and greener deliveries.
Saiba Suri, Country Customer Fulfilment Manager IKEA said, “Gati has been a pioneer in supporting IKEA India’s zero emission journey. We are very happy to extend our association with GATI for our Bengaluru store and thank them for the co-creation and smart execution which will surely support us in moving towards our aim of 100 percent zero emissions in home deliveries by 2025.”
Gati aims to fully convert its pickup and delivery fleet to EVs by 2025. As a part of its EV fleet development plan, the company is leasing EVs from a number of transport vendors on the commitment to service level performance.
In addition, Gati is setting up EV charging stations at its warehouses to build an enabling infrastructure for faster EV deployment. The EV charging stations will run on solar power, as the warehouses already have solar rooftop panels installed to generate solar power for running operations.