Amazon CEO Rolls Out 10,000 Electric delivery-rickshaws in India soon

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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.

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