Amazon shipments net zero carbon. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos is currently in India and enjoyed trying out the electric rickshaws himself
The video shows Bezos and a few more drivers in action with the brand’s new all-electric delivery rickshaws.The charcoal-colored rickshaws closely resemble existing auto-rickshaws in the country. The simple design of the vehicle features a large boot to carry around delivery goods of most sizes.
We don’t have specs for the rickshaw, but Amazon says it is “working with several Indian OEMs to build a fleet of vehicles that ensure sustainable and safe deliveries of customer orders.” Under India’s FAME (Faster Adoption and Manufacturing of hybrid and Electric Vehicles) II policy, vehicle makers must ensure that 50% of the ex-factory price of the vehicle reflects made-in-India components to receive the subsidy.
Amazon CEO had promised to create a million new jobs in the country. The promise came at the end of a tough visit for Bezos. Small traders protested against his visit in the country last week. The reaction came after authorities launched a probe into Amazon and rival Flipkart’s deep discounting practices.