What are Electric Vehicles (EVs)?

Electric vehicles are automobiles that run on electric motors, instead of internal-combustion engines that generate power by burning a mix of fuel and gases. There are primarily two types of electric vehicles.

All-Electric Vehicles (AEVs)

All-Electric Vehicles (AEVs)

Run solely on electricity

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEVs)

Run partially on fuel and electricity

Why are supply chains embracing EVs for last-mile deliveries?

EVs are both eco-friendly and offer business benefits to logistics companies. By adopting electric fleet in the last-mile, enterprises can

Reduce carbon footprint and minimize the impact of logistics on the environment

Reduce carbon footprint and minimize the impact of logistics on the environment

minimize fuel consumption significantly

Minimize fuel consumption significantly

Reduces operating costs

Reduces operating costs

Save time and cost on fleet maintenance

Save time and cost on fleet maintenance

Top market players that are adopting EVs in their supply chain

amazon

Plans to include 100,000 battery-electric delivery vans for its Prime deliveries by 2030

flipkart

Has committed to transitioning to 100% adoption of electric vehicles by 2030

walmart

Aims to operate an entire fleet of all-electric vehicles powered with 100% renewable energy

IKEA

Plans to carry out 25 percent of its last-mile deliveries by electric vehicles by 2025

BigBasket

Aims to ramp up its fleet of 800 EVs to 4,000-5,000 in the next two years

Should you consider taking the EV route for last-mile logistics?

Electric vehicles are certainly shaping the future of last-mile transportation, but the big question is whether it is ideal for your business. EVs are best suited to businesses that carry out last-mile deliveries within a fixed and limited radius.

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How can Locus help manage your logistics?

  • Locus’ proprietary geocoding engine converts the fuzziest of the addresses into precise geographical coordinates thereby helping your on-ground executives locate addresses easily.
  • Digitize all your operational variables such as fleets, delivery persons, etc to come up with the best route plan every day.
  • Track your orders in real-time with the Locus Live Dashboard. Locus’ last-mile delivery app Locus On The Road (LOTR) helps delivery partners process orders.
  • Visualize and tweak your scheduled plans via three key metrics— geography, time, & vehicle(fleet)—with a birds-eye view of your entire operations.
  • Build your own reports and analyze important parameters that you need to make key decisions.

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