Electric cargo vehicles have become popular in recent years as companies are looking for ways to reduce their carbon footprint and operating costs. As the world continues to move towards a more sustainable future, the last mile industry is one area where electric vehicles (EVs) are expected to significantly impact. Let us explore how electric cargo vehicles will impact the last mile industry and what changes we can expect in the coming years.
The last mile industry, which plays a crucial role in the global economy, is also expected to undergo a major transformation due to the increasing adoption of electric cargo vehicles.
Why EVs for Last Mile Connectivity?
#1 Lower Operating Costs
The most significant advantages of electric cargo vehicles are their lower operating costs. It is about 80% cheaper compared to the regular diesel or petrol versions. Also, these electric cargos have zero tailpipe emissions making them environment friendly.
#2 Reduced Maintenance Costs
EVs require less maintenance than traditional CNG or diesel vehicles, which means lower maintenance costs and less downtime for repairs. In addition 26 lakh people die in India every year due to pollution, out of which 25% lose their lives because of road pollution. Switching to EVs saves that many lives.
#3 Zero Emission
Electric cargo vehicles are powered by batteries, which produce zero emissions while in use. This means that they can help to reduce air pollution and improve air quality, in both urban and rural areas.
#4 Less Noise Pollution
Electric cargo vehicles are quieter than diesel-powered ones, which can also help to reduce noise pollution in urban areas.
The move towards EVs is taking place at a rapid pace as already evident by the large number of EVs employed by major companies like Amazon and FlipKart. Scaling up of EV infrastructure, that includes charging stations, is adding significantly to their widespread adoption in this sector.
The adoption of 3-wheeler electric cargo vehicles will significantly impact the last mile industry. The cost savings and environmental benefits combined are enough to make these the first choice of both drivers and fleet operators.
three-wheeler electric cargo vehicles present an opportunity for the last mile industry to become more sustainable and efficient with charging infrastructure rapidly scaling up in the country. The EV eco system is also soon going to be both convenient and practical for this segment to take over the last-mile transport system, as already evident by the large number of EVs employed by companies like Amazon, FlipKart and many more.
This is a guest post authored by Raj Purohit and edited by team GetElectricVehicle