Amazon Launches Electric Vehicle Lease Program in India

Amazon has launched its global last mile fleet program in India with 100% electric vehicles (EVs), a global first for the company.

The program enables Delivery Service Partners (DSPs) to lease a fleet of tailored three-wheeler EVs through a fleet management company. DSPs will get access to zero-emission electric vehicles that are safe and custom-designed for Amazon deliveries.

The fleet program will also assist DSPs in the maintenance, charging, and parking of these EVs. The vehicles are equipped with advanced safety features, ensuring the well-being of Amazon’s delivery partners and the communities they serve.

Data generated by the vehicles allows Amazon to optimise deliveries for safety and punctuality. The India fleet launches ahead of Diwali, and more electric three- and four-wheelers will be added to the fleet over time.

“We are committed to be net-zero carbon by 2040, and decarbonising our delivery network is an important part of getting us to that goal,” says Abhinav Singh, VP of operations, Amazon India.

“By launching the last mile fleet programme with an all-electric fleet in India, we help our delivery service partners decarbonise with us. We’re delighted that India is the first country where we are able to do this.”

In the initial phase, the company introduced Mahindra Zor Grand three-wheeler EVs equipped with specialised enhancements for Amazon’s last-mile deliveries. Mahindra Zor Grand—which can travel at speeds up to 50kmph and cover over 100kms on a single charge—produces no emission, making it an ideal choice for areas with poor air quality.

It is also equipped with telematics and safety technology, providing real-time data on vehicle performance, driving behaviour, and critical safety metrics. The Amazon model also features safety customisations such as digital rear-view cameras.