Yulu, India’s leading shared electric two-wheeler mobility provider, has announced a strategic collaboration with Zepto, a prominent e-grocery service in the country, to amplify eco-friendly deliveries. This partnership aims to expand Yulu’s footprint in the rapidly growing hyperlocal delivery sector, covering key cities such as Bengaluru, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Delhi, and Gurugram. Simultaneously, it empowers Zepto’s transition to an all-electric vehicle fleet.
The innovative partnership is set to introduce 20,000 state-of-the-art shared DeX electric vehicles (EVs) by Yulu to Zepto’s network of delivery partners. This significant step not only fosters sustainable livelihoods for these partners but also focuses on those who lack a driving license or a personal vehicle. Beyond the operational aspect, Yulu and Zepto have agreed to mutually promote their respective offerings through both online and offline channels.
Yulu’s cost-effective shared mobility services will enable delivery riders to boost their earnings and savings while contributing to greener transportation solutions. Moreover, the collaboration holds the potential to attract more women to the delivery profession, diversifying the workforce in this sector.
Pradeep Puranam, Head of Revenue and Operations at Yulu, emphasized the significance of such partnerships, stating, “Initiatives like these reaffirm Yulu’s commitment to driving environmentally friendly and sustainable deliveries nationwide. Our comprehensive micro-mobility solution enhances operational efficiencies for hyperlocal logistics companies, reducing their delivery expenditures, while simultaneously providing better livelihoods and earnings for their delivery partners.”
Vikas Sharma, Chief Operating Officer of Zepto, highlighted the impact of the partnership, saying, “The majority of Zepto deliveries now rely on environmentally friendly vehicles. Collaborations of this nature not only bolster our ongoing environmental efforts but also contribute to workforce expansion by providing vehicles, consequently enhancing employability.”
This partnership underscores a collective commitment to advancing green transportation solutions while generating positive socio-economic outcomes for delivery partners.