TNI || New Delhi || 21st April 2022
Dabur India Ltd, a leading Indian FMCG company, announced on Tuesday that it wants to add a fleet of 100 electric vehicles (EVs) to its supply chain for last-mile logistics within the next year.
The first set of the new EVs has been added to the company’s fleet in North India, and deliveries have begun in the Sonipat district of Haryana.
As per Dabur India Ltd. CEO Mohit Malhotra, all 100 vehicles will be inducted across the country within the next 12 months.
The initiative would help Dabur get closer to its goal of becoming carbon neutral in its operations, resulting in a significant decrease in carbon emissions each year, the company said, adding that it comes on the back of the business reaching plastic waste free in India.
Electric vehicles are an excellent alternative to conventional gasoline vehicles because they are energy-efficient, ecologically friendly, and environmentally advantageous.
Malhotra said he is convinced that this action would help them spread use of such electric vehicles even in rural areas, assisting India in meeting its Green Energy Mission more quickly.
Transportation is one of the primary pillars of the FMCG sector, as per Dabur India Ltd. Executive Director-Operations, Sharukh A Khan, with hundreds of vehicles being used to distribute everyday-use products across the country.
Khan added that vehicular emissions are one of the leading contributors to pollution, and electric vehicles are the way of the future to not only keep pollution levels under control but also minimise the nation’s carbon footprint.