Etrio partners with Zypp Electric, Okinawa with Welectric for last mile delivery

Etrio partners with Zypp Electric, Okinawa with Welectric for last mile delivery
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15 Apr, 2021

Zypp Electric has picked Hyderabad-based electric vehicle startup Etrio to scale its last mile delivery with a 3-wheelers fleet.

Under the agreement, Zypp will deploy Etrio’s Touro Mini in Delhi NCR and 100 Touros (Etrio’s flagship 3-wheelers). Up to 1,000 3-wheelers will likely be launched over the next 6 to 8 months, the company said in a statement. 

Zypp Electric claims to have a fleet of 1,000 plus e-scooters. The company has partnerships across e-commerce, e-grocery, hyperlocal delivery merchants and deliver over 3 lakh shipments daily. Some of its customers that will use Touro include Swiggy, Zomato, Big Basket and Apollo Pharmacy.  

Last month, Zypp partnered with mobility startup Rapido.  

“Our association with Zypp Electric is a major stride in our mission to electrifying intra-city logistics. We are delighted to partner with Zypp Electric with this product offering and are committed to providing the best of service to upscale their 3-wheeler fleet and to our overarching goal to become an undisputed market leader in this category,” Deepak MV, co-founder and CEO of Etrio said. 

In a similar announcement from the electric vehicle (EV) space, Gurugram-based Okinawa Autotech has announced a strategic partnership with Welectric, which provides EV 2-wheelers on lease and rental.  

With this partnership, Okinawa and Welectric will collaborate to focus on working with companies involved in last mile delivery operations across India to help them switch their 2-wheeler delivery fleet to EVs, Okinawa said in a separate statement.  

Welectric already claims to have a fleet of over 150 electric 2-wheelers and plans to scale up its fleet to over 2,000 in the next 12 months.  

With this partnership, Welectric will procure electric scooters from Okinawa including the latest - Okinawa Dual – a customisable B2B electric two-wheeler - launched in January this year.  

“We are thrilled to partner with Welectric, a digital enabler in the sales, finance, maintenance, and aftermarket services for electric two-wheelers. With the rise of ecommerce and last-mile deliveries fueled by the Covid-19 pandemic, it has become imperative for businesses in the delivery segment to consistently innovate, reduce operational costs, and increase efficiency, especially amidst rising fuel prices,” Jeetender Sharma, MD and founder of Okinawa Autotech said.