May 24, 2024

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Magenta Mobility and Kuehne+Nagel Collaborate to Electrify Road Logistics in India

Bangalore, 2nd May 2024: Magenta Mobility, an integrated electric mobility solutions provider, and Kuehne+Nagel, a global leader in logistics solutions, announce a strategic partnership to decarbonise road freight in India. A flag-off ceremony was held at Magenta Mobility’s corporate office in Bangalore to commemorate the association between the two companies.

This collaboration reaffirms the commitment of Magenta Mobility and Kuehne+Nagel to sustainability and innovation in logistics. Magenta Mobility to offer sustainable electric mobility solutions and Kuehne+Nagel to adopt electric vehicles (EVs), marks a significant move in the Indian EV logistics ecosystem. In the initial phase of this partnership, Magenta Mobility will deploy electric vehicles for Kuehne+Nagel’s logistics operations across India.

Commenting on the partnership, Maxson Lewis, Founder & CEO at Magenta Mobility, said, “At Magenta Mobility, we have always prioritized safe, smart and sustainable transportation solutions towards decarbonizing logistics. We are excited and honoured by the trust showcased by Kuehne+Nagel in our capability to support them in meeting their sustainability goals. This collaboration not only reinforces our responsibility to protect the environment but also presents a significant opportunity to contribute to the growing EV ecosystem in India.”

“We believe that embracing electric mobility is vital for transitioning to a zero-carbon future. With Magenta Mobility’s commitment and innovative approach, they are the right partner to support us in our EV logistics operations in India. Through this partnership, we make significant strides towards achieving our Living ESG goals, a cornerstone of our Roadmap 2026. The electrifying initiative extends beyond India, exemplified by the recent launch of electric vehicles by our Kuehne+Nagel Thailand team,” said Chellan Ganesan, Road Logistics Area Manager, Asia and the Pacific countries for Kuehne+Nagel.

By leveraging Magenta Mobility’s expertise in electric mobility solutions, Kuehne+Nagel aims to accelerate its transition towards a sustainable future. This partnership signifies a joint commitment to driving positive change in the Indian logistics industry, fostering innovation, and reducing carbon footprint.

Magenta Mobility aims to deploy 10,000 electric vehicles by September 2025 as part of its ambitious goal of ‘Ab Ki Baar Dus Hazaar’ program. Specifically for Road Logistics, Kuehne+Nagel aims to achieve 60% low-emission vehicles in their own fleet by 2030. Both Magenta Mobility and Kuehne+Nagel are actively working towards transitioning to a zero-carbon future.

About Magenta Mobility:

Magenta Mobility is a leading end-to-end integrated E-Mobility solutions provider. The company is committed to the vision of “Decarbonizing Logistics” by providing safe, smart, and sustainable delivery solutions across the country. They are building India’s safest and smartest electric mobility ecosystem. Currently, they have 2000 electric fleet vehicles spread across 17 cities in India serving clients in the e-commerce, grocery, FMCG, food, and pharmaceuticals industries for their last-mile deliveries. Furthermore, they have their own Electric Fleet Management System which makes them an excellent partner for businesses looking to achieve practical portability goals in decarbonization. 

About Kuehne+Nagel:

With approximately 81,000 employees at almost 1,300 sites in close to 100 countries, the Kuehne+Nagel Group is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. Headquartered in Switzerland, Kuehne+Nagel is listed in the Swiss blue-chip stock market index, the SMI. The Group is the global number one in air and sea logistics and has strong market positions in road and contract logistics.

Kuehne+Nagel is the logistics partner of choice for 400,000 customers worldwide. Using its global network, logistics expertise and data-based insights, the Group provides end-to-end supply chain solutions for global companies and industries. As a member of the Science Based Target Initiative (SBTi), Kuehne+Nagel is committed to sustainable logistics by reducing its own environmental footprint and by supporting its customers with low-carbon logistics solutions.

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