E-commerce giant Amazon’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Jeff Bezos on Monday announced that the company has started rolling out its new fleet of electric delivery rickshaws in India.
In a tweet, Bezos stated, “Hey, India. We’re rolling out our new fleet of electric delivery rickshaws. Fully electric. Zero carbon.”
The tweet also contains a video of Bezos driving one of the rickshaws followed by scores of other drivers.
The company is rolling out its innovative vehicles to tackle climate change.
The move has been carried out under the company’s environmental initiative ‘The Climate Pledge’.
The environmental initiative, which had been launched in September last year, seeks to have 100,000 electric delivery vehicles in operation by 2030 around the world.
As a part of ‘The Climate Pledge’ initiative, the company also plans to invest $100 million in reforestation projects around the world to begin removing carbon from the atmosphere.
Amazon’s move to roll out electric vehicles in India comes just days after its CEO announced of investing invest US $1 billion over the next five years in the country.
The investment will be made with an aim to digitize 10 million micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs) and traders across India.
Bezos had said that he hoped that this investment will bring millions of more people into the future prosperity of India and at the same time expose the world to the Make in India’ products.