Mahindra Logistics Limited (MLL) an integrated third-party logistics (3PL) service provider, on January 7 announced the launch of its cargo last-mile delivery service under the brand name ‘EDel’.
Recognised for its 3PL services, MLL enters into new service line of sustainable last-mile logistics and fulfillment with ‘EDel’ for customers in e-commerce, FMCG and other markets, said a press release.
EDel would initially operate across six major cities, 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 EDel with connected telematics platform to enable customer experience, vehicle and battery utilisation and network management.
In Phase 1, EDel is 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.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, Managing Director and CEO, Mahindra Logistics Limited, said, “EDel exemplifies our collective vision of the Future of Mobility – a sustainable ecosystem that brings logistics solutions to customers across the world. 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 and cost-effectiveness.”